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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 raid the houses of PCJSS leaders in Khagrachari and Rangamati

On 14 June 2007 at 5.00 a.m. Joint Forces (Bangladesh army and police) raided the houses of three PCJSS leaders Mr. Shaktipada Tripura (Organising Secretary of central committee of PCJSS), Mr. Sudhakar Tripura (General Secretary of Khagrachari district branch of PCJSS) and Mr. Biplab Kanti Tripura (General Secretary of Khagrachari sub-district branch of PCJSS) at Khagrapur in Khagrachari district. One group of army encircled the houses of Sudhakar Tripura and Biplab Kanti Tripura. Military forces searched the houses, but found nothing. The military forces ordered Sudhakar Tripura to be present at the army zone headquarters if the joint forces desire. Another group of army also encircled the house of Shaktipada Tripura, however, Mr. Shaktipada was absent at the home at that time. Military forces searched the house, but found nothing and left the house. However, they came back after few minutes to the house of Mr. Shaktipada. They again encircled the house and declared that they found a country-made gun and a cartridge in the boundary area of the house. They also searched a locker, broke it and declared that they found some foreign currency in the passport of Mr. Tripura. The relatives of Mr. Shaktipada claimed that the gun and foreign currency were put by the military forces in order to involve Mr. Shaktipada with the illegal activities. The military forces picked up Mr. Bholash Tripura, Finance Secretary of Khagrachari district branch of Hill Student Council, from the house of Shaktipada. He was handed over to the Khagrachari police station and sent to jail on that day. Two cases for keeping illegal arms and foreign currency were filed against Shaktipada Tripura and Bholash Tripura with Khagrachari police station. Bholash Tripura was arrested under section 16(b) of Emergency Power Rules of 2007. Bholash Tripura was brutally beaten and placed on 3-day's remand.

On 16 June 2007 at 4.30 pm Bangladesh army raided the house of Mr. Fattua Chakma Jangi, a returnee member of PCJSS from Kalyanpur area in Rangamati municipality. He was handed over to Kotwali police station.


Sources:

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

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