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Ramgarh Burnt Down House

On 17 April 2011 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Ramgarh leaving at least 2 indigenous people dead and scores injured and missing. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Buddhists and grab their land. Mithu Marma (13) was seriously injured in the attack.


Bangladesh army set fire on indigenous Chakma houses in Baghaichari

On 7 December 2007, members from the Ninth Rifle Battalion of Bangladesh Army burnt down at least 5 indigenous Chakma houses at Gobhochari Falu Karbari village in Baghaichari of Rangamati district. The army personnel accused the villagers of harbouring armed rebels. But the allegation was not corroborated by independent sources and the villagers said they never gave shelter to armed rebels.

The villagers whose houses had been burnt down were identified as Sukriti Chakma (28), Dhongo Chakma (26), Reboti Ranjan Chakma (45), Jubok Dhan Chakma (30) and Mohendra Chakma (28).


Sources:

Hill Watch Human Rights Forum
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