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UPDF activist arrested in Gamaridhala

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News No. 25/2008, February 14, 2008

A member of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) and a teenage boy have been arrested in East Gamaridhala village of Dadkuppya area, 5km south of Khagrachari district town.

Shankar Chakma (38) and a male domestic help in their house were arrested during a raid by a group of army personnel from Dadkuppya camp on his house on the night of 13 February. They were taken to the camp and beaten up severely.

Mr. Shankar Chakma has been vocal against recent land grabbing by illegal plain settlers, who have taken away hundreds of acres of land with active support from the army during the last one year. Parts of his homestead land have also been taken away by the settlers.

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