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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 attack indigenous people at Gangaram Dore in Sajek

On 9 August 2008, a quarrel broke out between the Muslim settlers and indigenous villagers at Baghaihat bazaar. In retaliation, at around 11.00 pm the Muslim settlers along with few Bangladesh army personnel attacked indigenous people at Gangaram Dore of Sajek union under Baghaichari. Muslim settlers beat the indigenous villagers and robbed valuables from their houses. At least 6 indigenous villagers were injured in the attack. One of injured was admitted at MSF hospital at Sajek and later transferred to Khagrachari hospital with serious injuries. The following indigenous villagers were injured-

  1. Mr. Buddhadhan Chakma (60)
  2. Mr. Kaloketu Chakma (68)
  3. Mr. Joyanta Chakma (70)
  4. Mr. Tungkala Chakma (42)
  5. Mr. Mukul Kumar Chakma (50)
  6. Mr. Hriday Ranjan Chakma (70) was chopped by sharp weapon and one of his hands was broken. He was admitted at MSF hospital.
The attack was led by
  1. Habilder Shariful from Baghaichari army zone
  2. Mohammed Nasim, a shopkeeper of Baghaihat bazaar
  3. Mohammed Rafiq, a shopkeeper of Baghaihat bazaar
  4. Rahman, a shopkeeper of Baghaihat bazaar and
  5. Ali, a shopkeeper of Baghaihat bazaar.

Sources:

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