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Baghaihat victims
On 19-20 February 2010 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous people at Baghaichari. At least 76 indigenous houses were burnt down including Buddhist temples. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. Victims of Bangladesh army and Muslim settler attack in Baghaihat.

Bengali settlers attack an indigenous boy in Naniarchar

On 2 January 2009, Muslim settlers attacked an indigenous boy named Rikel Chakma (12), son of Sadhan Moni Chakma of Kukurmapa village, Naniarchar. Rikel Chakma's ligament of the left leg was torn apart.

Sadhan Moni Chakma along with his son Rikel Chakma went to a nearby forest to collect bamboos for household use. At around 1:00pm, a group Muslim settlers led by Mohamed Rubel attacked them without provocation. Muslim settlers threw a sharp weapon targeting Rikel Chakma while they were escaping from the attack. The sharp weapon directly hit the left leg of the victim and ligament was fully torn apart.

He was admitted at Rangamati general hospital on 3rd January 2010. Dr. Jitendrijo Tanchangya of Rangamti General Hospital advised the father to transfer the patient to Chittagong Medical College hospital. But the father of the victim failed to transfer his son to Chittagong due to financial constraint. A police case was filed with Naniarchar police station. But nobody was arrested so far.


Sources:

Kapaeeng Foundation: (A human rights organisation for Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh)
E-mail:kapaeeng.watch@gmail.com, kapaeeng.foundation@micico.ch
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