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Jumma houses burnt down by army in Baghaichari

Hill Watch Human Rights Forum
NEWS No. 65/2007, December 15, 2007

On 7 December 2007, members from the Ninth Rifle Battalion of Bangladesh Army burnt down at least five Jumma houses in the village of East Gobhochari Falu Karbari Para under Baghaichari UP in Rangamati district.

The army personnel alleged that the villagers harboured terrorists who had staged an attack on them a few months earlier.

But the allegation has not been corroborated by independent sources and the villagers said they never gave shelter to the terrorists and that it was merely a “false pretext to crush us”.

“It is a collective punishment that meted out to us for a crime that we have not committed”, said one of the victims.

The villagers whose houses have been set afire have been identified as Sukriti Chakma (28) s/o late Amar Singh Chakma, Dhongo Chakma (26) s/o Bogora Chakma, Reboti Ranjan Chakma (45) s/o Kamini Chakma, Jubok Dhan Chakma (30) s/o late Lakshmi Bikash Chakma and Mohendra Chakma (28) s/o Mon Kumar Chakma.

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