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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.

Bengali settlers seize goods from indigenous people in Baghaihat

On 11 May 2008, two elderly indigenous men in their sixties, Leipeda Chakma and Gyana Ranjan Chakma were ferrying goods from Karengatoli bazaar to their shops at Gangaram Mukh. When they reached Baghaihat, a settler named Nazimuddin seized the goods, apparently on orders of the Bangladesh army. As the indigenous men protested at the illegal seizure, Nazimuddin asked them to contact the zone commander Lt. Col. Sajid Imtiaz. Lt. Col. Sajid Imtiaz was the mastermind behind the 20 April'08 attack on indigenous villages in Sajek.


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