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Bangladesh army, the proctector of Muslim settlers
On 22 September 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous Buddhist people in Rangamati. When the indigenous people counter attacked in self defence Bangladesh army took side with the Muslim settlers. 76 indigenous people were injured and numerous indigenous properties were destroyed. Army personals in Kallayanpur area.

Bangladesh Police charge indigenous people with baton in Bandarban

On 27 January 2013 Bangladesh police charged indigenous people with baton in Bandarban district during a half-day roads and waterways blockade programme in three hill districts of CHT demanding arrest and punishment of the rapists of 14-year old indigenous Marma girl. In this baton charges, rights activists namely Shahana Begum, Amit Tripura, Chohla Marma, John Tripura, Fancies Tripura, Rafael Tripura and George Tripura have been injured.

Bangladesh police charged baton on the rights activists when they were picketing in the bus stand area of Bandarban town at around 9:30 am. Roads and waterways blockade in the district was by and large peaceful. The activists blocked the roads by burning tyres. Movements of long-distance and inter-district buses remained halted during the programme.

It is mentionable that on 21 December 2012, a 14 year indigenous Marma girl named Thomaching Marma daughter of late Suithui Prue Marma of village- Baradulu Para of Kalampati union under Kaokhali sub-district of Rangamati hill district was brutally killed after rape allegedly by Bengali settlers.

On 6 January 2013 one of the alleged perpetrators Mohamed Alauddhin s/o late Mafijur Rahman who was believed to rape Thomaching Marma was arrested by the police. But other three alleged persons namely (1) Mohamed Selim Khan (2) Mohamed Dider s/o Badam Soudagor and (3) a son of Sahabuddhin were not arrested by the police though they were moving openly.


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