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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 government to continue food aid to the Benglali settlers in CHT

On 23 April 2006, violating the spirit of the CHT Accord, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on CHT Affairs recommended to the government to continue food and monetary aid to the Muslim settlers living in cluster villages in three hill districts. The number of people living in the cluster villages in three hill districts Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari became double and rose to 50,000 families. Currently government provides 86 Kilogram of rice per family per month. Setting up 58 border outposts in the vast open border areas with neighboring India and Myanmar also came up at the meeting for discussion. Committee members Mohammad Mujibur Rahman, Shahjahan Choudhury, Syed Moyazzem Hossain and Wadud Bhuiyan were present at the meeting. However, the experts on CHT believe that setting up border outposts is inconsistent with the CHT Accord and politically motivated.


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