The Chakmas are simple and peace-loving people. Buddhist by religion, they live in Arunachal Pradesh , Assam , Tripura and Mizoram in India and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh . They have their own way of life, language, values and culture. They were very highly educated and civilized but misfortune and adverse circumstances made them refugees in their own land.
The partition of India in 1947 was the main cause of the present suffering and problems of Chakma people. Being Buddhist, they wanted to merge with India at the time of partition but their homeland, Chittagong Hill Tracts - now in Bangladesh - was ceded to theocratic Pakistan against their will. That day marks the beginning of their struggle for life and survival.