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Indigenous Chakma home broken by Bangladesh Police and Muslim settlers
On 30 May 2012 Bangladesh police and Muslim settlers raided indigenous Buddhist villages of Howaikyong area under Teknaf in Cox’s Bazaar. In this attack 12 Chakma villagers were severely wounded. 7 Chakma villagers including 4 minors were arrested without warrant. One pregnant woman prematurely gave birth to a baby due to torture and several women were sexually harassed.

Bengali settlers rob and assault indigenous Chakma people in Longadu

On 9 July 2012, Bengali Muslim settlers robbed and assaulted indigenous indigenous Chakma people in Longadu of Rangamati district. 11 indigenous people were robbed and 3 were injured. The injured indigenous people were admitted at Longadu upazila hospital.

On that day 11 indigenous Chakma people were coming to Rangamati headquarters from Baghaichari to sell their agro-products by a country-boat. At around 8:00am a group of Muslim settlers numbering 10-12 on a speed boat halted the indigenous people at Kolatila-Swarnatila area 6-7 miles south east of Longadu. The Muslim settlers first attacked the indigenous people with knives and sharp weapons. 3 indigenous people were seriously injured when they tried to oppose the attack. The Muslim settlers snatched 11 mobile sets, ornaments, cash and clothes worth around Taka 200,000. Soon after robbery, the Muslim settlers rapidly left the place towards Basonya Adam area.

The injured indigenous people were identified as-

  1. Mr. Utpal Kanti Chakma (37) son of Narendra Chakma; he had cut in the back of head.
  2. Mr. Dronacharjo Chakma (45) son of late Sumati Ranjan Chakma; he was hurt in left hand.
  3. Mr. Riken Chakma (28) son of Mr. Surjo Kumar Chakma, he was hurt in the upper right arm.

Other indigenous people who were robbed and beaten were identified as:

  1. Ms. Kokila Chakma (22) wife of Riken Chakma
  2. Mr. Sadhan Kumar Chakma (37) son of late Sindhumoni Chakma
  3. Mr. Binoy Chakma (60) son of late Shashi Mohan Chakma
  4. Mr. Likhon Chakma (23) son of Ananda Kumar Chakma
  5. Mr. Annapurna Chakma (45) son of Shuvadev Chakma
  6. Mr. Upendra Chakma (65) son of late Chandra Kumar Chakma
  7. Mr. Promesh Chakma (32) son of late Surendra Chakma
  8. Mr. Robindra Kanti Chakma (28) son of Hengotya Chakma
  9. Mr. Razzak Chakma (26) son of late Faksa Chakma
  10. Mr. Jhantu Chakma (31) son of Dayamoy Chakma

Till preparing the report, no one was arrested by the police.


Sources:

Kapaeeng Foundation
(A Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
E-mail: kapaeeng.foundation@gmail.com, kapaeeng.watch@gmail.com
Web: www.kapaeeng.org

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