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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.


BDR tries to establish market at Ruilui in Sajek to settle Bengalis

On 12 June 2009 Commanding Officer from Marishya BDR camp along with El Thanga Pangkhua, Chairman of the Sajek union visited Ruilui area under Sajek union in Baghachari upazila. The main objective of the visit was to establish a market at the area close to the Ruilui BDR camp. Commanding Officer granted Taka 200,000 for setting up the market. 6 shops were constructed since his visit.

The BDR have been trying to establish a market at that area in order to settle more Muslim settlers through out the border areas close to border with India's Mizoram state. The indigenous people of the area have been opposing the establishment of a market at that area.


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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