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Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

‘In 2012, rioters torched a number of Buddhist temples in Bangladesh in some of the worst violence against the minority in the country’s history’ As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their Muslim neighbours. Many Bangladeshis are angry over the […]

CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS COMMISSION letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Baghaihat incident

CHT Commission Letter to Sheikh Hasina – Download Original letter in PDF CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS COMMISSION Co-Chairpersons: Sultana Kamal, Lord Eric Avebury, Ida Nicolaisen Members: Shapan Adnan, Lars-Anders Baer, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Sara Hossain, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Lee Swepston, Robert Evans, Hideaki Uemura 22 February 2010 To Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Government of the […]

ACHR 2nd Press Release – Attacks on indigenous Jummas spread to mainland Bangladesh

23 February 2010                         Press Release                        ————–       Attacks on indigenous Jummas spread to mainland Bangladesh   New Delhi: The attacks on indigenous Jumma peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has spread to mainland Bangladesh. At 7.00 pm Bangladesh Standard Time today i.e. 23 February 2010 indigenous Jumma peoples at Oxygen area, Chittagong […]

ACHR Press Release – Bangladesh burns more tribal villages

ACHE Press Release – Bangladesh burns more tribal villages 23 February 2010

Army ransacks Buddhist hut in Majalong

December 14, 2009  A belated report said a group of 12 army personnel led by Warrant Officer Selim from Majalong camp on 19 November raided a Buddhist Kuthir or hut at Puriholachug hill in Majalong under Sajek Union of Rangamati district and destroyed the belongings of Ven. Chirosukh Bhante, the Buddhist monk who resides in […]

One tortured, meditation hut ransacked in Baghaihat

November 15, 2009 An elderly Jumma villager was detained and tortured in Baghaihat zone under Rangamati district on 13 November, sources said. A group of army personnel from Baghaihat zone raided the village of Balughat at around 8am and picked up Pathor Moni Chakma (72) son of late Narammya Chakma from his home.

CHT Society & Religion

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Jumma Peoples Network UK Contact

You are welcome to send us your views at: Jumma Peoples Network UK Tel: 07985938121 / 07951333941  / 07876271546 email: jpn_uk@hotmail.com / info@jpnuk.org.uk Website: www.jpnuk.org.uk

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord of 1997

Under the framework of the Constitution of Bangladesh and keeping full and firm confidence in the sovereignty and integrity of Bangladesh, to uphold the political, social, cultural, educational and economic rights of all the people of Chittagong Hill Tracts region and to expedite socio-economic development process and to preserve and respect the rights of all […]

Jumma Peoples Network UK’s resource centre

To view pdf documents, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader(Click here to install free Adobe Acrobat Reader). Dr R S Dewan’s report on the first group meeting beween the .txt Dr R S Dewan’s report on the second group meeting beween the.txt Dr R S Dewan’s report on the third group meeting beween the .txt […]

Harassment of Buddhist monks: Jummas stage demo in Khagrachari

chtnews.com News No. 42/2009, May 25, 2009 A demonstration has been held in Khagrachari in protest against the May 21 harassment of a group of Buddhist monks at Bogachari army check post in Naniachar, Rangamati. Hundreds of people irrespective of religious affiliation took part in a procession braving heavy downpour.

Harassment of Buddhist monks: army arm-twists protesters

chtnews.com News No. 44/2009, May 28, 2009 Jumma villagers in Naniachar have alleged that the army is threatening them after they staged a demonstration in protest against harassment of a group of Buddhist monks at Bogachari check post on 21 May. The army called the prominent Jumma individuals who had taken part in the demonstration […]

Conspiracy to capture Sadhana Bana Vihara continues

chtnews.com News No. 16/2009, March 20, 2009 Conspiracy to capture 300 acres of land belonging to Sadhana Bana Vihara in Babuchara is still continuing as the army refuses to allow house building materials into areas north of Babuchara army check post. The army suspects that the materials will be used to construct a Buddhist temple […]

Army removes Buddha statues from Bhujulichuk meditation centre

chtnews.com News No. 154/2008, October 02, 2008 Army personnel have removed the statues of the Lord Buddha form the Bhujulichuk meditation centre, situated on a remote hilltop in Lakshmichari under Khagrachari district, sources from Lakshmichari said. A member of Lakshmichari Union Parishad told chtnews.com on condition of anonymity that on 23 September a group of […]

UPDF urges government to reinstate Buddha statues in Bhujulichuk

News No. 158/2008/ UPDF urges government to reinstate Buddha statues in Bhujulichuk‏ chtnews.com News No. 158/2008, October 17, 2008 THE United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) has urged the government to reinstate the Buddha statues removed from Bhujulichuk Buddhist meditation centre in Lakshmichari of Khagrachari district.

Rev. Dr. Jinbodhi Bhikkhu slams Sajek settler attack

chtnews.com News No. 98/2008, June 6, 2008 Rev. Dr. Jinbodhi Bhikkhu, professor of Pali Department, Chittagong University, slammed the settlers for the 20 April communal attack on four Jumma villages in Sajek that left over one hundred houses burned to the ground.

Ven. Sumanalankar condemns curb of religious freedom in CHT

chtnews.com News No. 87/2008, May 19, 2008 Ven. Sumanalankar Mahathero has condemned religious persecution of the Buddhists in Chittagong Hill Tracts. He was speaking at a religious gathering today at Janabal Bouddha Vihara at Mahazhon Para organised on the occasion of Buddha Purnaima.

Army collects information about Buddhist temples in CHT

chtnews.com News No. 48/2008, March 08, 2008 After its failure to capture lands of two Buddhist temples in Khagrachari district, the army has adopted measures to harass and humiliate Buddhist monks and their lay followers in Chittagong Hill Tracts.