News of 2008

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Indigenous victims of Sajek Muslim attack
On 20 April 2008 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked and burnt down 76 indigenous Buddhist houses in Sajek. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Buddhist villagers and grab their land. The indigenous Chakma Buddhists and their burnt down houses after the attack.
24-26 November 2008: Settlers attack and injure 10 indigenous people in Mahalchari
11 October 2008: Bengali settler organization Sama Odhikar Andolon demands more army camps in CHT
03 October 2008: Bangladesh army builds new settlements between Baghaichari and Dighinala
23 September 2008: Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous youth at Nuopara in Belaichari
19 August 2008: Bengali settlers kill an indigenous Chakma man in Sajek of Baghaichari
10 August 2008: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land in Bandarban
9 August 2008: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Gangaram Dore in Sajek
8 August 2008: Bengali settlers clash with indigenous people over land in Chinginala of Khagrachari municipality
4 August 2008: Bangladesh army rape an indigenous women in Belaichari
4 August 2008: Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma man in Belaichari
2 August 2008: Bengali settlers blockade Sultana Kamal at Baghaihat in Rangamati
26 July 2008: Bengali settlers forcibly harvest from indigenous land in Longadu
19 July 2008: Bangladesh army attempted to rape 15 year old indigenous girl in Ghilachari
8 July 2008: Bangladesh army tortures 3 indigenous villagers in Bilaichari
7 July 2008: Bangladesh army tortures to death an indigenous villager in Kangarachari
5 July 2008: Settlers torture 2 indigenous villagers in Babuchara, Dighinala
27 June 2008: Bangladesh army deliberately charged PCJSS leaders with murder case in Bandarban
24-26 June 2008: Settlers build home on Mongol Sen Chakma's land at Purbopara in Sajek
23 June 2008: A settler attempted to rape a 13 year old indigenous girl at Nalkata in Baghaichari
23 June 2008: Bangladesh army compels the indigenous people to trade with the settlers
3-4 June 2008: Settlers plant trees on forcibly grabbed land in Sajek union of Baghaichari
24-25 May 2008: Settlers incite communal riot in Baghaichari over the accidental death of a settler
17 May 2008: BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) torture 4 Chakma men in Logang
17 May 2008: Bangladesh army re-arrest Anunay Chakma on fabricated charge in Dighinala
13 May 2008: Bangladesh army detains an ex-PCJSS man in Dighinala
11 May 2008: Sama Odhikar Andolon demands re-establishment of army camps in CHT
11 May 2008: Settlers seize goods from indigenous people in Baghaihat
7 May 2008: Bangladesh army conducts search & destroy operation at Soileshchari in Naniarchar
6 May 2008: Bangladesh army tortures 5 Chakma men at Naniachar
5 May 2008: Bangladesh army detains and tortures 3 Chakma men at Pukirachara
29 April 2008: Bangladesh army chief Gen. Moeen distributes relief mainly to Bengali settlers in Sajek
20 April 2008: Bengali settlers attack 7 indigenous Chakma villages and burn down 100 houses in Sajek
05 March 2008: Benglali settlers rape an under aged indigenous girl in Rangamati
26 January 2008: Bangladesh government plans to curb indigenous people's rights
22 January 2008: Bangladesh government helps Bengali settlers grab indigenous people's land in Mahalchari
03 January 2008: Bangladesh army prevents repair of Buddhist temple in Maischari of Khagrachari district
01 January 2008: Bengali settlers attack an indigenous Tripura man in Matiranga over land dispute

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