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Bangladesh: Indigenous Peoples Massacred For Land Grab – Asian Centre for Human Rights’ report

24 February 2010

Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR)
[ACHR has Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC]

ACHR’s report: Bangladesh- IPs Massacred For Land Grab

On 19 – 20 February 2010, the Bangladesh army personnel and illegal Bengali settlers under the overall command of Lt Col. Wasim, Commander of the Baghihat zone Army Camp, Launched major communal attacks against the indigenous Jumma peoples in 14 Jumma villages in Baghihat area of Sajek Union under Rangamati district in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) of Banglades. In these pre-planned attacks that began on the night of 19 February 2010, the illegal plain settlers backed by the Bangladesh army burnt down at least 200 to 300 houses of the indigenous Jummas/Chakmas at Gangaram Doar, Retkaba, Hajachara, Guchchha, Kerekkaba, Jarulchhari, Dane Bhaibachhara, Bame Bhaibachhara, MSF Para and Purbapara villages under Sajek Upazila. In addition, at least seven shops in Ladumani bazaar, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – sponsored villages centre at Gangaram Doar village providing asistance to the indigenous villagers, one church and one Buddhist temple have been burnt to ashes in these attacks.

To down load: Asian Centre for Human Rights report: Bangladesh- IPs Massacred For Land Grab



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