No place to sleep at night for Rohingya in Maungdaw
Posted On July 7, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Rohingya community from Maungdaw north are not able to sleep in their home at night for fear of arrest and most of the villages become war field after authority forced them to participant in the digital fingerprint and photograph, said a village administration officer from Maungdaw south.
“The authority –mostly Nasaka personnel- tried to arrest who were not voluntary participated in the digital fingerprint and photograph program. The Rohingya community escaped from their villages while the Nasaka entered the villages to collect the family lists with digital fingerprint and photograph program as the concerned authority forced to sign as Bengali race and recently illegal enter from Bangladesh which treated them as foreigners.”
The Nasaka personnel are hunting the Rohingya at night , entered the village and arrested who ever met or looting Rohingya home while nobody were found in the home, said a student from Maungdaw.
“The Nasaka personnel arrested the females from the village while they were not able to arrest male villagers. Five female were arrested from Oo Shaikya village on July 5, where Nasaka tried to rape the female. The Rohingya female had no security in their villages.”
The Nasaka personnel arrested ten Rohingyas from Kyikanpyin village who returned from Maungdaw at Nasaka headquarters for not joining the digital fingerprint and photograph program in their village. They all were released after giving money -10,000 kyat per person- to Nasaka personnel, said a victim who didn’t want to be named.
Similarly, Mohamed Noor, 25, son of Abdul Sukur was arrested by Nasaka personnel while he returned to his home (Oo Shaikya) from fishing pound on July 5, said an elder from the village.
On the other hand, Six Nasaka personnel with three motorbikes went to Shwezar village at night where they rounded a Rohingya’s house and arrested the family head to extorted money from him. It is usually worked for Nasaka to extort money from Rohingya community. It seen, in Maungdaw , there is no law for people – Rohingya community- but Nakasa made the law to extort money, said a school teacher from the village.
Besides, the authority are imposing the Rohingya not to work on their paddy field which will make Rohingya foods less in the future, said an elder said. “It is master plan of authority to drive out the Rohingya community from their home land. No foods, no education, no movement, no civil service and not able to stay in the home at night which will force the Rohingya to leave the place.”