Mar 04, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts Group Alleges Atrocities by Bangladesh Army

Sample ImageThe members of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) support group today organized a meeting in the city to protest against the atrocities meted out to them by the Bangladeshi Army.


Below is an article published by: Indian

Around 50 members of the CHT support group, Kolkata, assembled to highlight the plight of the community and garner support for their cause. They demanded withdrawal of Armed forces from the area.

The members said that the mere transfer of army officers Br Commander Gen MM Salehin of Khagarchari Brigade and Baghaihat army zone’s commanding officer Lt Col Wasimul Haque for the killings between February 19 and 24, 2010, was not enough. The group claimed that apart from the killings, over 400 houses of the Jummas were burnt down, 200 tribals were displaced and one Buddhist temple and a church were also gutted down.

Mrinal Kanti Chakma, a member of the group, said that they had already submitted a petition to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in the matter.