Authority extend curfew in Arakan State

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The authority of Maungdaw –Township administration office- announced the extension of curfew period, said an official from Maungdaw.

“The extension of period to next two months and the time will go from 7:00pm to 5:00am.”

“The extension of curfew is forced the Rohingya community to survive our daily lives very difficult and it is very hard for us to maintain our daily lives. The curfew is only for us, it is not for Rakhine community. We are not allow to gout from our houses and can’t able to buy medicines, baby foods and foodstuffs.”

Police, Nasaka and village administration office members are going to the villages to check to the family lists at night where the Rohingyas are facing without moving during the period of curfew. When the Police and villag admin enter the Rohingya house and asked about the head of family, if not found they took the family list and ordered to contact to the village admin office where the officer will demand huge money from Rohingya. If the officers meet the family head, the officers arrest the person and took to their office where they will demand huge money. The Rohingyas are the victim to extort money if he have or not, said an elder from Maungdaw.

“The Nasaka and police arrested Haji Younous and his two sons – Kawbir and Moulana Tayub from Bomu village of Ward number 4 on August 8, night.”

“The police officers were also looting the property of Rohingyas while they were not found the head of family member. The police officers took two CDM mobile phones which worth 1550,000 kyats each and 600000 kyat each value of 4 CDM mobiles from Bomu village on August 8.”

Similarly, Moulana Mohamed from from Paung Zaar village was arrested by Nasaka personnel of area number 6 on August 6 and now the Nasaka demand huge money from him to release. It is a pre plan program to extort money from Rohingya community, said an elder from Village.

Besides, Mogh community from Yaymyet Taung village screams out with the voice “ Kala destroying  our pagoda “ on the night of August 7 where the Moghs and the Nasaka personnel rushed to the spot with open fired in the sky. But, Nasaka personnel didn’t find any Rohingy at the area, then the Nasaka drove out the Moghs from the area, said a villager from Yaymyat Taung village.

“The Moghs try to make problem with Rohingya with allegation of destroying the religious place and it will rise to fight again in the area with the name of religious. If the Nasaka personnel are not arrive on time, the Moghs will destroyed the pagoda and allege the Rohingya for Pagoda.”

The Moghs are also trying to seon fire Rohingya home since August 6 in Maungdaw with the help of Police and Hluntin, but it was fail for taking security alert on the areas – around the clock tower junction – of Rohingya areas, according to an elder from Maungdaw.

“The Moghs are planning to raise again the conflict in Maungdaw as the curfew is still on their side as the police, Nasaka and Hluntin are helping with them. “

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