Police arrest college student at Sittwe (Akyab)

Sittwe (Akyab):  On April 29, at around 4:00pm, police from Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State arrested another student who is studying in Sittwe Degree Collage, regarding the April 26 clashes at Thet Kay Pyin village, said a close relative of the victim who denied to be named.
“The victim is identified as—Esuf (17), son of Shobbir, hailed from Thet Kay Pyin Village of Sittwe.”
On April 26, in the morning, a team of immigration, military, Nasaka (Burma’s border security force), police, and village Administrators went to the Thet Kay Pyin village of Sittwe to perform the current operation forcing the Rohingya to register as “Bengali” for the census. But, Rohingya villagers opposed it and a dispute was happened between police and Rohingya villagers, said another village elder preferring not to be named.
As a result, on that day, police arrested six people from the village. They are identified as—U Ba Tha (47), U Kyaw Myint (46), Mohamed Hussain (45), Saw Lay Ma (35), San Lin (45), and Kyaw Khin (40). But, three of them were released later.
The so-called census operation first conducted immediately after the June and October 2012 deadly violence against Rohingyas in Arakan State unbalanced intervals but was stopped when the Rohingyas rejected to be registered as “Bengali”.
Besides, but from April 10, 2013, the concerned authorities resumed it selectively in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships torturing and forcing Rohingyas into agreeing to register as” Bengali”.  Some of the Nasaka collaborators participated the in the census collection, but most of the villagers rejected it. So, the Team returned to their station, said an ex- village chairman from Maungdaw who declined to be named

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