Breaking news: June 30, 2012

Maungdaw Township:

Aklas (22), son of Sayed Ahmed, hailed from Moti Para of Kawar Bill village tract under the Nasaka area No (6), was picked up on June 16 by Nasaka while he was going to another village. He was brought to Zambana out-post Nasaka camp where he was killed. The dead body was found on the field by the villagers on June 28 and was brought to Maungdaw hospital for autopsy.  However, on June 29, the dead body was returned to his parents and buried in his village grave yard, according to villagers.

On June 23, six Rohingya villagers from Mongla Gyi of Maungdaw Township were arrested by the Nasaka area No. 6. After arrest, three villagers were released and other three were brought to their Nasaka camp where Md. Noor (20), son of Bodiul Islam was killed in torture, it is learnt.   The rest two villagers’ fate is not known.

Besides, another five villagers from Sarforddin village of Nasaka area Number (6) of Maungdaw Township were arrested by Nasaka on June 22 to 26.

They are identified as Osman (25), son of Fazal Ahmed, Yousuf (16), son of Noor Mohamed, Johar (17), son of Mohamed Siddik, Karim Ullah (18), son of Hamid Hussain, Ziaur Rahaman (18), son of Bodi Alam and another one named Habib Ullah (45), son of Nezam of Kyauk Pyin Seik village of Maungdaw Township.

Some Rakhine led by Than Maung Chey attacked Rohingyas in front of Boho Monastery where the security forces are stationed in Maungdaw on June 30. The Rakhine attacked with iron rot  to  5 Rohingyas  including one female with Rickshaw puller –injured head, backside, hand and legs.

Since, no media is allowed in the trouble zone, there is no way knowing how many villagers had been killed or detained exactly.

Why the latest upshot of ethnic raw nerves centering on a criminal act, but allowed to proliferate as a religious-ethnic reprisal by the majority community under military watch should be handled like “glass with care” approach?

Price of essentials, especially food items is going up alarmingly. Common people are in a very difficult situation. But, price of one thing has down, that is lives of Rohingya people. They are dying like flies on the roads in the hands of army and Nasaka.

Bangladesh has every right to address the problem bilaterally and it necessary internationally. But a hands-on role is missing, said a politician.

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