Bengalis Set Fire to 57 Chakma Buddhists’ Houses-Shops in Bangladesh

By December 16, 2014 16:37

Bengalis Set Fire to 57 Chakma Buddhists’ Houses-Shops in Bangladesh

Bdnews24 & RK

(Rohingya Vision) — Bengalis torched 50 houses and 7 shops belonged to the Chakma Buddhists at Rangamati in Bangladesh following a row over a pineapple farm on Tuesday, reports.

Meanwhile, therefore, Rohingyas in Arakan have been under threats of the attacks by the Majority Rakhine Buddhists.  

It has been learnt that some unknown Bengalis stole pineapples from a Chakma owned farm at 14-Mile area of Rangamati yesterday. Therefore, the district administration provided Taka 100,000 as compensations to the affected Chakma families.

However, the following reciprocal of accusations against each other of being new settlers in the regions were said to be the cause of the clashes.

A 12 committee member to investigate the incident has been formed.

On the other hand, the Rakhine Buddhist extremists in Arakan state of Myanmar (Burma) are reportedly trying to attack unconcerned and unrelated Rohingya Muslims in the region as revenge.

“Since this evening, the movements of Rakhine extremists have become suspicious. We heard from some internal sources that they are planning to attack us regarding what happened in Bangladesh” said a local Rohingya in Maungdaw.

Chakma is one of several Buddhist tribes in Bangladesh. Their presence in Arakan is also eminent. The majority Rakhine Buddhists have categorized them as Rakhines by force. and RK reported.

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By December 16, 2014 16:37

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