Bangladesh: Arson attacks and killings of indigenous peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
- IWGIA/AIPP letter of appeal
- Urgent demand for investigation into arson attack and alleged killings in Sajek (Letter from the international Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission)
- Urgent demand to bring peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Letter from the international Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission)
On February 19, Bengali settlers launched major communal attacks against indigenous peoples in 14 indigenous villages in Baghaihat area of Sajek Union under Rangamati district in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. In these allegedly pre-planned attacks settlers backed by the Bangladesh army six indigenous persons were killed and over 200 houses of the indigenous villagers were burned down. The violence later spread to various places in Khagrachori district.
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