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On 19-20 February 2010, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Baghaichari. Many indigenous houses were burnt down including Buddhist temples. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. Members of the Bangladesh army in CHT.


Bangladesh army restricts the construction of indigenous Chakma houses in Jurachari

In July 2005 the Bangladesh army prevents the construction of indigenous Chakma houses on their land at Maischari area under Jurachari. Some Bangladesh army personnel asked the indigenous land owners whether they were constructing houses by the instigation of any vested group. The Bangladesh army personnel informed them that the government might settle Muslim families there. On 7 July 2005 a group of four army personnel in civilian clothes went there and took video record of the whole area of Maischar. Again on 28 July 2005 a group of army led by one Captain and one Lieutenant went there and took video record of whole areas of Pibirachari, Kudurkhiya, Betchari and Maischari under Jurachari upazila. It is also learnt that 200 Rohingya Muslim families would be settled at the areas from Shimultali to Maischari and Bijakizing army camp to Jurachari sadar. Followings are the indigenous land owners:

  1. Mr. Bipin Chandra Chakma (62) s/o Madan Mohan Chakma of Hazachara (He has 5.00 acres of land at aforesaid area of Maischari);
  2. Mr. Tarun Jyoti Chakma (42) s/o Nila Kamal Chakma kf Hazachara (He has 5.00 acres of land at same area)
  3. Sons of late Biraj Chandra Chakma (They have 4.00 acres of land at same area).

Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
E-mail: pcjss.org@gmail.com, pcjss@hotmail.com
Website: pcjss-cht.org

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