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Baghaihat Women
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. Indigenous Chakma women after the Baghaihat attack.

Bengali settlers trespass and steal trees from the indigenous people in Kaokhali

On 12 April, a group of 15 to 20 Muslim settlers led by Aziz Mian trespassed into the grove of Hla Thoai Aung Marma in Shamukchari village and began felling Gamar trees. His son Aung Shui Prue Marma tried to restrain the settlers, but they paid no heed. Afterwards, he lodged a complained with the Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Kaokhali who sent a contingent of police to the spot. But the culprits ran away seeing the police and the police returned without pursuing them. So far, the Muslim settlers have stolen away all the trees stood on one and half acres of land.

In another instance, the settlers entered the grove of Chinu Mong Marma son of late Chin Thoai Marma of village Kachkhali and Chain Thoai Prue Marma son of Chatha Aung Marma of village Choto Nabhanga and cut the trees and bamboos away.

From 14 to 18 April, the settlers took away all the trees in five acres of land belonging to the former and in one acre of land belonging to the latter. They had teak and acacia trees and bamboos grown there. Some of the Muslim settlers involved in the theft of the trees and bamboos have been identified as Mohamed Harish and Mohamed Hossain of Kanchkhali village and Mohamed. Shafi of Kaokhali.


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