Police watches Rohingya villages in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Police personnel are watching the Rohingya villages of Maungdaw at night after Massacre of 10 – Muslim by a gang of Rakhine racists in Taungup on June 3, according to an officer from Maungdaw.

“U Aung Myint Soe, the Maungdaw district administrator and  U Kyi Than, the Maungdaw township administrator officers called  Dr. Htun Aung, the Muangdaw Islamic religious council chairman and some members of  Maungdaw Islamic  Ullahma organization at district office in the morning on June 4 where the officers told them to keep Rohingya to stay peacefully.”

Similarly, Col. Aung Gyi, the director of Burma border security force (Nasaka) summoned the religious leaders at his office and said to stay peacefully in Maungdaw. Not to do anything which will create untoward situation in Maungdaw, the office said.

But, on the night of June 4, police personnel from Maungdaw district police station and local police with other plain clothes police were deployed  at the junctions of Rohingya villages- clock tower ( Kanree para),  police line (Fayajee para) ,Myoma Kayoungdan village, Block 5 (Nayapara) and Shwezar bridge, said an elder from Maungdaw.

“The Rohingyas have to close all their business at 9:00pm where Rakhines have been opening their business at night. The police only stay at Rohingya villages and watch situation at night. But, no police personnel are seen at day time.”

“All the Rohingyas enter to their homes before 9:00pm as the police take position at 9:00 pm.”

In the rural areas, the Nasaka rounds the Rohingya villages at night and the Rohingya community is not going outside after 9:00pm, said an officer from village admin office.

“Still we don’t see any things happening in our areas, but the authority is high alert in the areas.”

“But, we don’t see any authority or security force is watching the Natala (new settler) villages near our areas and also no police are watching to the Rakhine living Wards.”

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