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.
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.
Continue reading “Rohingyas are not illegal immigrants in Burma”
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”
Maungfaw, Arakan state: Villagers were severely tortured by Hluntin from Maungdaw north on July 22, as the villagers refused to participate in population data collection, said Salay from the village.
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.
Continue reading “BGP area head officer called meeting at his office”
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.
Continue reading “Deputy DG of BGP holds meeting at Maungdaw”
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.
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.
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.
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”