Khagrachharhi, 3 Die

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Demolition/destruction
Date 18 April 2011
Region A [ Asia ]
Country India
Location Khagrachharhi

Affected persons

Total 3
Men 3
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

State and Local Authority must holding their responsibilities toward these kind of clashes


Housing losses
- Number of homes 60
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Sun, Apr 17th, 2011 10:45 pm BdST Dial 2000 from your GP mobile for latest news Chaithowai Marma Khagrachharhi, Apr 17 ( — Violent clashes between indigenous hill people and Bangalis have killed at least three in Khagrachharhi`s Ramgarh Upazila. According to police, the clashes that involved a land dispute between Marma locals and Bangali settlers of Chhankhola and Riongmrong areas, began around 12pm on Sunday. Guimara Police Station officer-in-charge Monjur Afsar told on Sunday that Ayub Ali, 38, Nowab Ali, 60, and Sunil Chandra Sarker, 30, were killed in the clashes. Khagrachharhi deputy commissioner Anisul Haque Bhuiyan said since the incident, Section 144 had been imposed in Ramgarh and Manikchharhi. Halfchharhi Union Parishad chairman Chaithoai Marma alleged that at least 60 houses of indigenous people were burnt down during the clashes. One of the affected, seeking anonymity, told the clash had broke out when local Marmas caught some 30 Bangalis planting banana saplings in an indigenous people-owned land in Shankholapara. They attacked the Marmas when stopped, he said. A three member committee has been formed to probe into the matter, DC Anisul said. The committee was led by additional deputy commissioner M Salahuddin. A local Bangali, Abdul Kader, claimed that some hill people had obstructed them while working in their farmland in Shankholapara. Ayub Ali was killed in the subsequent clash, he added. Niran Chakma, publicity secretary of United People`s Democratic Front, said in a press release that the Bangalis had intended to grab the land by taking advantage of the Baishabi festival. Janashanghati Shamiti (PCJSS) president Santu Larma said the incident of grabbing hill people`s land and burning their houses was regrettable.

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