No congregational prayers in Mosques of Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The concerned authorities of Maungdaw – U Aung Myint Soe, the District administration officer and U Kyi San, the Township administration officer — ordered to security forces and villages admin officers of Rohingya community, not to enter to the Mosques for congregational prayers since June 15, according to a religious leader from Maungdaw.

“The authority, especially U Aung Myint Soe, the District administration officer ordered to lock all the Mosques and no one was allowed to enter for praying.”

“No congregational prayers in Mosques for daily five times prayer, especially Friday and Ramadan especial prayer (Tarave).”

Hafez Jafor from Ali Para Mosque and Moulana Mohamed Yunus from Kanree graveyard Mosque of Ward number 2 were arrested from the Mosque compound at about 12:00pm by police officer Aung Kyaw Than, according to an elder from Ward number 2 of Maungdaw.

“Besides, Moulana Mohamed Amin and Moulana Sami Uddin from Ferry point (ghat) Mosque of Maung Ni village are arrested by said police officer at about 12:30pm today.”

“The police officer along with police personnel tortured all the four religious leaders on the road and beat after pulling their beard. When the religious leaders called to Allah for mercy, at that time, police personnel put slippers into their mouths,” said an eyewitness from Maung Ni Village.

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