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Mr. Paritosh Chakma and Mr. Arun Kanti Chakma

On 22 September 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous Buddhist people in Rangamati. When the indigenous people counter attacked in self defence Bangladesh army took side with the Muslim settlers. 76 indigenous people were injured and numerous indigenous properties were destroyed. Mr Paritosh Chakma (left) Chairman of Babuchara Union Parishad and Mr Arun Kanti Chakma (right) Chairman of Magban Union Parishad.

Bangladesh army detain and torture 2 indigenous Chakma youths in Naniarchar

Bangladesh army and UPDF staged the foreigner hostage drama in the CHT. It is notable that both Bangladesh army and UPDF are very keen to keep the army in CHT. UPDF will get supports and shelter from Bangladesh army and army authority can make instability of the CHT situation through the terrorist activities of the UPDF in order to justify their presence. So, it will serve the interests of both parties. Now, after the end of the hostage drama on 17 March 2001, Bangladesh army started operation throughout the CHT in the name of searching miscreants.

On 20 March 2001, Bangladesh army arrest 2 indigenous Chakma youths from Guniapara under Naniarchar and handed over to Naniarchar police station. They were falsely accused of being connected with the abduction of the 3 Danish and the British engineers. Both were harassed and beaten up by the army during interrogation. The victims were:

  1. Mr. Rupayan Chakma (24) of Guniapara, Ghilachari
  2. Mr. Amar Bikash Chakma (28), of Guniapara, Ghilachari


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