Silent peace protest in front of Bangladesh Embassy of Thailand and the in front of the United Nation office of Thailand Organized by the Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum – Thailand (4 Mar 2010)
Bangkok, Thailand: Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum – Thailand called the silent peace protest rally in front of the Bangladesh Embassy of Thailand and in front of the United Nation office of Thailand. The media persons were invited by the Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum – Thailand.
On 04th march 2010 Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum – Thailand protested in front of the Bangladesh Embassy of Thailand and on 5th march 2010 in front of the United Nation office of Thailand.
More than 150 Buddhist monks participated in the two protest rally. Bangladesh, Thai, Burmese, Cambodian, Laos, Indian monks were participated in the two silent peace protest rally.
On 4th march 2010 the silent protest rally started from the Benjasiri Park of Bangkok at 10 am. More than 150 Buddhist monks participated in the protest rally of the in front of the Bangladesh Embassy, Thailand. Buddhist monks of the various countries distributed the lift let to the peoples about the Baghaihat massacre and showed many play cards. Many electronic and print media cover protest news in their TV channels and the newspaper.
During the protest Dipayan Chakma, General Secretary of Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum – Thailand said that Baghaihat massacre is the barbaric massacre which committed by The Bangladesh military and the Bengali Muslim settlers. CHT is not the main Land of the Bangladesh, CHT is the occupying land of Bangladesh and it is the traditional homeland of the 11 small indigenous communities, but CHT indigenous communities never want the independent, they want just the greater Autonomy and constitutional assurance of Bangladesh.
As the Buddhist monks we never want the violence, because violence led only violence. Sympathy, compassion, universal love can stop the violence, but Bangladesh Government is walking on the opposite way.
If violence happen again in the CHT the Bangladesh Government will be responsible for that violence. CHT indigenous communities will be not responsible for that violence. Venerable Boonthueng chuthindaro, professor of the Maha chulalongkorn rajavidyalaya University of Thailand said that “we condemn the massacre against the CHT indigenous Buddhist communities, which is committed by the Bangladesh military and Bengali Muslim settlers.
Thai Buddhist communities and Buddhist monks got the sorrows for the tortures, atrocities, killing, looting on the CHT Jumma indigenous Buddhist communities. Bangladesh Government should stop the killing on the Jumma indigenous Buddhist people”.
On 5th march 2010 more than 150 Buddhist monks of the various countries, Thai, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Burmese and India participated in the silent peace protest rally in front of the United Nation office of Thailand and sent a memorandum along the General Secretary of the United Nation through the United Nation Human Right office of Thailand.
Dipayan Chakma demanded an investigation team from the United Nation to investigate the Baghaihat massacre and not to give appointment the Bangladesh military as the peace keeping soldiers in the peace keeping mission of the United Nation.
Former Member of Parliament of the Thai Parliament Mr. Saman said Jumma Buddhists are facing difficult realities by the Bangladesh Government, Bangladesh military and the Bengali Muslim settlers. This type of actions should be stop in soon.
Venerable Boonthueng chuthindaro said that the United Nation should take the necessary step against the Bangladesh Government, because Bangladesh Government is directly involve with human right violations in CHT of Bangladesh.
The memorandum received by the Demio collinge, a human right officer of the UN office in Thailand. He promised that they will must put pressure on the Bangladesh Government about the CHT problem and will send an investigation team in CHT to investigate the Baghaihat massacre as soon as possible.