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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 settler organization Sama Odhikar Andolon demands more army camps in CHT

On 11 May 2008 military-backed Muslim settler organisation so-called Sama Odhikar Andolon (Equal Rights Movement) organizes a seminar at National Press Club in Dhaka. The speakers of this seminar urged the caretaker government to re-set up army camps at all sensitive spots in CHT areas for establishing so-called equal rights for the Muslim settlers.

Indigenous people believes that this seminar is nothing but to conceal recent arson attack on 20 April 2008 against 7 indigenous villages at Sajek union of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The attack was led by the leaders of Sama Odhikar Andolon Mr. Selim Bahari and Mr. Golam Molla with direct support of the Bangladesh army led by Lt. Col. Sajid Imtiaz last. In this attack, around 76 indigenous Chakma houses of 7 villages were completely burnt down.

The Sama Odhikar Andolon under the leadership of detained BNP lawmaker Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan is active in communal, fanatic and opposition of the CHT Peace Accord since its inception on 15 February 2004.


Sources:

Kapaeeng Foundation
(An Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
E-mail: kapaeeng.foundation@gmail.com, kapaeeng.watch@gmail.com

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