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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Police chief of town that saw violence removed

Source: Gulf Times

Bangladesh on Thursday removed the police chief of Khagrachharhi Sadar town that witnessed violence against Buddhist tribals in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).
Mohammed Shahriar Khan was transferred to Rajshahi in the western region eight days after clashes between the tribals and Bengali-speaking Muslims, Star Online reported.
The government says one person was killed in the violence that saw tribal places of worship being vandalized. The tribals claimed six people died.
Hundreds of houses were burnt down last month in the region forcing the administration to impose curfew for five days.
CHT has witnessed recurring violence between the Buddhist tribals and Muslims settled as part of the policy of successive governments to keep control of the region bordering Myanmar.

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