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Longadu Victims
On 17 February 2011 Border Guards of Bangladesh and Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Longadu leaving at least 2 indigenous people seriously injured. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. A Chakma couple pick up the pieces after the house was burnt down by the settlers.

Bengali settlers planted red flag to occupy indigenous land in Naniachar

On 11 February 2011 Bengali Muslim settlers planted red flag with an aim to occupy hundreds of acres of cultivable fringe land belonging to the indigenous people in Naniachar upazila under Rangamati district. Hundreds of Muslim settlers from Islampur had been planting paddy on “fringe” lands belonging to the indigenous people in Gobindabil area under Maischari mouza of Naniarchar. Fringe lands are those categories of lands which reappear when the Kaptai lake water recedes.


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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