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Indigenous victim of Baghaihat attack

On 19-20 February 2010, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous people at Baghaichari leaving an indigenous man dead. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. The indigenous Buddhist man gunned down by the Bangladesh army.

Bangladesh army arrest and torture 2 indigenous youths in Rangamati

On 17 November 2002 at about 1.00 a.m. Bangladesh army arrested Mr. Milan Chakma (16), the son of Mr. Joy Lakshan Chakma of Tribal Adam village in Rangamati municipality. Bangladesh army arrested Mr. Milan Chakma under Section 54 in the wake of the Khaleda regime's campaign against the prevailing terro­rism in Bangladesh mostly caused by the ruling BNP patronised Islamic terro­rist organizations in cahoots with the Bangladesh army and Police.

Mr. Chakma is a student and a member of the Hill Student Council (an indigenous student organization), which is not a terrorist organization. Besides, the Police and the Bangladesh army could not produce any evidence that he was involved in any terrorist acti­vities. Needless to say Bangladesh army brutally tortured Mr. Milan Chakma at army camp in order to coerce him into confession that he was a terrorist. Despite the severe beating and inhuman torture, he denied any wrongdoing. Then, the Bangladesh army handed him over to tht Police. Police detained him for two months in Rangamati Jail for further interrogation and torture.

On the same day, Bangladesh army arrested another indigenous student of Rangamati college, Mr. Jeni Tangchahgya under section 54 with fabricated charge and subjected him to so brutal torture that he had to be hospitalised at Rangamati Hospital. After his recovery from very serious injuries he was sent to Rangamati Prison for more questioning and torture for two months.

Perhaps it is noteworthy Khaleda regime had already ihtroduced a bill in the parliament to exonerate the Police and the Bangladesh army from all charges of unlawful killings and torture at any courts of law in the Islamic Republic of Bangladesh.


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