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Bangladesh -- response to M Rashid

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Submitted by Sumana Chakma (United Kingdom), Nov 3, 2003 at 06:49

M Rashid,

See this news article from your people...what is happening in bangladesh. I am from Tripura state in India where 2m Hindu Bengalis have taken Shelter after Muslims Bengalis in Bangladesh started killing their Hindu brothers.

Is not killing, rape of innocent poeple is the way of life in Bangladesh.?


Bangladesh Hill Violence Threatens Peace
Sharier Khan
OneWorld South Asia
02 September 2003

DHAKA, Sept 2 (OneWorld) - The Bangladesh hills hover on the brink of ethnic war after Bengali hill settlers attacked ten villages occupied by indigenous communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts last week, sparking a local agitation and endangering the tenuous peace treaty.

Violence erupted here August 26 after a mob of Bengali settlers attacked ten villages belonging to the indigenous Chakmas tribe.

The 100-odd mob killed one person, gang-raped nine women, set ablaze hundreds of houses and two Buddhist temples and injured at least 13 persons. The attackers claimed this was a reprisal for the abduction of a Bengali businessman by separatists from the Khagrachhari district.


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