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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 clash with indigenous people over land in Chinginala of Khagrachari municipality

On 8 August 2008 around 8 am, a group of Muslim settlers led by Nazir Mian attacked the indigenous people who were erecting bamboo fence around a piece of land measuring 27 decimal. The land was disputed by Nazir Mian, but after a court hearing both the Deputy Commissioner and the District Council of Khagrachari gave verdicts in favor of Apru Marma and Sathoai Marma. The Muslim settlers armed with machete, axes and hokey sticks went on rampage against the indigenous people. The attackers smashed the fence. Five indigenous people injured in the attack had been identified as

  1. Aungyo Marma (40)
  2. Mrachathoai Marma (42)
  3. Ms. Paichi Marma (18)
  4. Ms. Madhuri Marma (20)
  5. Suiching Marma.

Two Muslim settlers were also injured. One of them had been identified as Zahir Ahmed. After hearing the news of the attack, around 150 indigenous people thronged at the spot. But by that time the attack was over and a group of Bangladesh army and police personnel had reached the spot to protect the Muslim settlers. Some of the attackers had been identified as

  1. Nazir Mian (65)
  2. Fatik (40)
  3. Munir (20)
  4. Selim (18)
  5. Mamun,
  6. Kashem
  7. Bachaya.

Sources:

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