Tuesday , February 20 2018

They could not have burnt down so many houses if they had not been backed by army: victim

chtnews.com News No. 86/2011, April 20, 2011 Pairei Marma, 37, son of late Khilu Aung Marma, village Uttor Shonkhola Para, Ramgarh Mr. Marma is an eyewitness to and a victim of the communal attack on Jumma villages by Bengali settlers on 17 April. His house along with all his belongings has been burnt to ashes. A returnee Jumma refugee, he …

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It was by sheer luck that I was spared: Tapan Kumar Chakma

chtnews.com News No. 85/2011, April 20, 2011Tapan Kumar Chakma is a member of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF). He is presently living in Naranghia, Khagrachari. He was one those Jumma passengers who had to go through an ordeal at Jaliapara on 17 April. Mr. Chakma spoke to chtnews.com by mobile phone about his experience. We reproduce his interview below: …

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Two Jumma activists arrested in Mahalchari

chtnews.comNews No. 84/2011, April 20, 2011 A group of settlers in Mahalchari caught two Jumma activists and then handed them over to the police yesterday. According to sources, at about 5pm a group of 100 – 150 settlers from Lemuchari cluster village stormed into the shops at Bodanala and caught two Jummas. They are Nitu Chakma alias Milon, 20, son …

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Jumma girl drenched in blood

chtnews.comNews No. 83/2011, April 19, 2011 Photograph of an unnamed Jumma girl drenched in blood. The picture was taken with a mobile phone set from Jaliapara on 17 April by a Marma police who was on his way to Chittagong from Khagrachari.

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“I consider this behaviour of the police as purely racist”: Joti Ranjan Chakma

chtnews.comNews No. 82/2011, April 19, 2011 Mr Joti Ranjan Chakma, 52, Noapara, Modhupur, Khagrachari town, is an Assistant Divisional Engineer, Public Works Department, Government of Bangladesh. He is one of those injured in the settler attacks on 17April. He received serious injuries in the head. His right hand and a finger also got fractured. He is now undergoing medical treatment …

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Ramgarh attacks: latest count says total houses burnt 95

News No. 81/2011, April 19, 2011 The United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) Khagrachari district unit has prepared a list the houses burnt, shops looted and persons wounded and went missing during the 17 April settler attacks on six Jumma villages in Manikchari and Ramgarh Upazilas under Khagrachari district. According to UPDF, the number of houses burnt is 95, while 4 …

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Ramgarh attacks: No succor yet

chtnews.comNews No. 80/2011, April 18, 2011 ONE day after the arson attack in Ramgarh, the government has yet to provide any relief to the victims who have been living under open sky in the jungle. Khagrachari MP Jotindra Lal Tripura made a brief visit today to the area under strict military control. However, he provided no relief to the victims. …

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Ramgarh attacks: UPDF rejects inquiry committee, protests continue

News No. 79/2011, April 18, 2011 THE United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) has rejected the 3-member inquiry committee headed by Khagrachari ADC Salauddin and demanded that the government constitutes an independent and impartial judicial inquiry committee to probe yesterday’s arson attacks on Jumma villages in Ramgarh. Pradipan Khisha, chief organiser of UPDF Khagrachari district unit, in a statement also said …

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Update news 3: Arson attack in Ramgarh

News No. 78/2011, April 17, 2011 A group of settlers caught Polen Chakma, 23, an employee of IDF, an NGO, and his friend Joyonta Chakma in Guimara bazaar and began beating. Joyonto Chakma could somehow run away and took shelter in a Bengali house there. Polen Chakma (father’s name Milon Kanti Chakma of village Nuopara, Dighinala) was also believed to …

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Update news 2: Arson attack in Ramgarh

News No. 77/2011, April 17, 2011 THE settlers held a procession in the evening in Manikchari with the bodies of three settlers who were killed when the Jummas resisted their land grab attempt earlier in the day. At one stage, at 7:25pm, the angry settlers set fire to 8 houses belonging to Jumma people at Mahamuni Tila. The settlers also …

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