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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.

Bangladesh army compels the indigenous people to trade with the Bengali settlers

On 23 June 2008 a Bangladesh army commander in Marishya ordered the indigenous people to transact in a new bazaar opened at Dui Tila after settling thousands of Muslim settlers in the area. The commander of Dui Tila army camp had been trying to force the indigenous villagers to go to the new bazaar for the last few months. "You must come to this new bazaar and sell all your produce here. You are barred from selling them in any other market." the commander was quoted by an indigenous villager in Dighinala, Khagrachari.

Over the last few months, the Bangladesh army had settled thousands of Muslim settlers after grabbing land from the indigenous people. Now the army wants a new market to be opened in the area for the benefit of the Muslim settlers.


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