300,000 Rohingya living in Cox’s Bazar areas, Bangladesh

300,000 Rohingya living in the Cox’s Bazar district belong to 37,000 families – 20,000 exclusively Rohingya families and 17,000 mixed with Bangladeshi and Rohingyas who married between Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, according to reliable sources in Cox’s Bazar District Statistics Office.

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Rohingyas are not illegal immigrants in Burma

By Aman Ullah

On February 2, 2015, the Burmese Parliament approved a referendum, which is called 2015 Referendum Law. This law automatically enfranchises hundreds of thousands of white card holders, who live in Burma but successive Burmese regime denied to give them full citizenship rights.
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Police arrest 17 villagers in Maugdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: 17 villagers were arrested by Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) in Maungdaw north, on September 20 over the allegation that they were not participated in so-called population data collection or census, said a local businessman Jalil from the local.  Continue reading “Police arrest 17 villagers in Maugdaw”

BGP area head officer called meeting at his office

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Rohingya administration officers and elders  from  Rohingya village tracts under the BGP (Burmese Border Guard Police) area No.6 of Maungdaw north were called to the Ngakura police camp  by its head officer and held meeting yesterday regarding the census matter, said one of the participants who denied to be named.
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Deputy DG of BGP holds meeting at Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Deputy Director General (DDG)of Border Guard police (BGP) of Burma held a meeting at its headquarters, inviting religious and local elders from neighboring villages of police area No. 6 of Maungdaw north yesterday  for discussion about census, said  Moktar Ahmed, a participant of the meeting.
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Administration officer harasses villagers to participate in census

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw municipal, Block number 2, administration officer- Yousuf- is harassing the villagers to participate in census which authority frame for Rohingya community since June 16, said Aziz, an elder from Block # 2.

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Villagers summoned for meeting about census in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Villagers from Block number 4, Gaw Dhu Thar Ya and Bassara (Tha Win Chaung) including village administration officers and religious leaders were summoned by the concerned authority of Maungdaw and held meetings regarding the census of Rohingya, said one of the local village Administration officer from Aley Than Kyaw who denied to be named.

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Joint Statement on terrorizing the Rohingya once again to identify as Bengali

Date: 13.06.2014

The government of Burma/Myanmar had conducted the scheduled nationwide UN sponsored census on 30 March-10 April. But it has discriminately excluded the entire Rohingya population from the census for self-identifying their Rohingya ethnicity.

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Rohingya oppose the proposal of Immigration head

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.
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