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Members of the Bangladesh army in Baghaihat
On 19-20 February 2010 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Baghaichari. Many 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. Members of the Bangladesh army in CHT.

Bangladesh army detains and tortures indigenous people in Khagrachari town

On 24 Feb 2010, the Bangladesh Army encircled Khabongpujya and Swanirbar villages and apprehended some indigenous people. The indigenous people of these two villages resisted the attack by the Bengali Muslim settlers on 23 Feb 2010.

Attempts of Attack near CHTDB Rest House

Around 7.00 p.m. a group of Muslim settlers moved toward CHT Development Rest House Area situated on the eastern part of Khagrachari town, where some indigenous families live.

Attempts of Attack at Modhupur

Around 7.30 p.m. another group of Muslim settlers made attempts to raid the Madhupur Village. Owing to presence of indigenous volunteers ready to defend the village, they had to retreat from there at that moment.

Attack on Aparna Chowdhury Village of Golabari

Around 8.00 p.m. the Muslim settlers attacked Aparna Chowdhury Village of Golabari, a Marma village situated on the southern part of the Khagrachari town and set some houses on fire.

Muslim settlers search indigenous people on buses at Ranirhat

Muslim settlers searched indigenous people on buses between Rangamati and Chittagong. Whenever situation flares up in the CHT, it's common practice for the Muslim settlers and the Bangladesh army to mete out collective punishment to the indigenous people by torture and extra judicial execution.


Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
E-mail: pcjss.org@gmail.com, pcjss@hotmail.com
Website: www.pcjss-cht.org
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