On 19-20 February 2010, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous people at Baghaichari leaving an indigenous man dead. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. The indigenous Buddhist man gunned down by the Bangladesh army.
Bengali settlers attack PCJSS conference in Alikadam of Bandarban district
On 19 June 2006 the members of Sama Adhikar Andolan (Equal Rights Movement – a Muslim settler organization) attacked a conference of PCJSS in Alikadam under Bandarban district. The Muslim settlers equipped with sticks and rods attacked unarmed workers and supporters of PCJSS. During one hour attack at least 30 PCJSS workers and supporters were injured, 6 of them were seriously wounded. On that day around 11.00 am just on the eve of commencing the conference, 200 Muslim settlers led by Abul Kalam, Chairman of Alikadam union council attacked PCJSS conference. The Muslim settlers destroyed the chairs, tables, door and windows of the hall. Then they set fire on national and party flag of PCJSS hoisted in front of the conference hall. In this attack, the following workers and supporter of PCJSS were injured
- Mr. Puchoi Thoai Marma (31), assistant general secretary of PCJSS of Bandarban Hill District branch
- Mr. Konoey Mro (26), member of Hill Students’ Council of Bandarban District branch
- Mr. Thoai Mra Marma (33), President of Youth Association of Bandarban District branch
- Mrs. Sonari Tripura (70), a villager
- Mrs. Pongnu Mro (50), Member of PCJSS of Alikadam Union branch
- Mr. Mraoa Marma (60), local prominent person.
The attackers ran after the leaders of PCJSS Mr. Sadhuram Tripura and Chinghla Mong Chak, President and Vice President of PCJSS of Bandarban district respectively who fled away to rest house of Alikadam. The attackers destroyed windows and set fire on curtains of the rest house. The police, military and civil administration did not intervene. A group of police led by Mohammed Asfaq (Sub-Inspector) was deployed for security of the conference. But they remained in-active.
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