Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya from Maungdaw district –Maungdaw and Buthidaung – opposed the proposal which U Myit Kyine, head of the Immigration and Population Department, while his first visited these areas to register as Bengali or to keep the column blank, today at 4:00 pm, said Halim , a Human Rights Watchdog said. Continue reading “Rohingya oppose the proposal of Immigration head”
Maungdaw, Arakan state: 15 – vehicles from Maungdaw was requisitioned by local authority to transport census processing groups- Enumerators , Supervisor, Immigration officers, village admin officers and security personnel- to their destination to collect census data which started from March 30 – April 10, yesterday evening, said Dil Mohamed, a driver from Maungdaw.
Maungdaw,Arakan State: The census processing groups – Enumerators , Supervisor, Immigration officers, village admin officers and security personnel- are not allowing the term Rohingya in the column of race, then all the Rohingya community in Maungdaw Township and Buthidaung township stop to join the census process today morning, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
Young Rohingya children hold placard of welcome to census processing group
Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Kyi San, the Maungdaw Township administrative officer is trying to use a secret plan on forthcoming census program about the Rohingya community, said an official from Maungdaw.
1) President U Thein Sein’s led Myanmar quasi-democratic government has arranged systematically everything to collect the coming census along the country with the help of UK, USA,UNFPA, and the combination efforts of all ethnic groups, department staffers and concerned authorities, starting from 30th March 2014. The census movement is particularly aimed to collect the accurate data of the roughly estimated 60 million people of the nation for all round equal development of the social projects in future, in accord the nation’s statement.
Immediately after the two genocidal onslaughts against Rohingya and Kaman Muslims in Rakhine State (Arakan) in June and October 2012, random operations were launched by the immigration authorities, guarded by police and armed forces, to verify the citizenship of the Muslims – to verify who has the right to be a citizen of Myanmar, and who does not. The operations began quietly with no public announcement and the villagers were taken by surprise. They had not been told what the operations were for. Continue reading “Verification of Rohingya in Arakan”