Maungdaw, Arakan State: High level officers – Army, police and home minister office- had visited Maungdaw today, according to an official from Maungdaw.
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Shafuri Dip, Bangladesh: A boat with 132 boat-people of Rohingyas including 15 women sank off the Shafuri Dip, today at around 2:30 am while going to Malaysia, according to a survivor from sinking board.
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By Fayas Ahmed
Many a people asked the question: “Why did the Rakhine mobs with the collaboration of security forces attack the Rohingya dwellers in rural areas and towns across the Arakan State?” The direct answer to the point, as many experienced, is the Rakhines are deeply influenced by racism and Islamophobia. For being Muslims in South Asian appearance in contrast to South Asian, the Rakhines do not tolerate them although the Rohingya and their fellow Muslims in Arakan are true embodiment of the ancient inhabitants of Arakan — the people of Chandra dynasty in particular — whilst the rulers and ruled were Indians similar to that of Bengal. Mention may be made that in recent historical seminar held in Naypyidaw the Rakhines, with their make-believe history, made unsuccessful attempt to deny Rohingya’s historical roots in Arakan. Analysts comment it as a ‘disappointment’ for most Rakhines.
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