The recent situation of Maungdaw and Rathidaung Townships
24 june 2012
authorities brought many Rakhine poor villagers from different parts of northern
Arakan to Maungdaw and are kept under the Nasaka camps of Maungdaw south to show
them as Rakhine refugees to UN delegation that will come next to survey the
situation of Maungdaw. The
police personnel from Maungdaw loot goods from Rohingyas villagers who were
returning to their home after buying goods from Rakhines’ shops. Some elder
Rakhine, monks and police told the shopkeepers not to sell any goods to
It is not a
communal riot between Rakhines and Rohingyas. It is really a pre-planned
government responsible attack along with some a group Rakhine racists against
the Rohingya community.
and Nasaka arrested Rohingyas from various villages from Maungdaw are being
trialed at special court in Maungdaw police station where the court sentenced to
imprisonment on the spot and sent the Rohingya to Buthidaung Jail. The court
used Act 148/506 on arrested Rohingya. In Buthidaung jail has 168 Rohingya with
this Act. In the jail, the authority registered the Rohingyas with
Nasaka and police are arresting Rohingya community, mostly young, educated and
well to do family persons without finding any fault. Then, the authority
tortured the arrested persons first in the police station after
As a result,
the villagers have been passing nights out of villages without any sleep for
fear of arrest. The villagers are mostly stay in jungles or paddy fields to
avoid arrest. Taking this advantage, army and Nasaka assault the Rohingya
females. They loot all the food items and destroy from the villages. So, the
villagers are facing shortage of food and children will die in future, if there
is no foods supply to Rohingya community in Maungdaw.
community is staying in the open sky in this monsoon season as their houses have
been destroyed and burned down by army, police and Nasaka. So the community need
settler to stay in this monsoon season. The tropical diseases are spreading all
the villages and need medical team to help them. Diabetic and heart disease
patients are facing short of medicines as they are not able to buy any medicines
due to all the shops are being closed and their lives are at risk.
Mya, 30, (an NGO worker) and her sister, daughter of late Dr. Yah Yah from Ward
number 2, Maungdaw, were arrested by police today morning, reason is
from Habib village and Anam Ullah from Shwezarr village were arrested by Nasaka
from Bomu village at noon today while they were going to their relatives’ houses
for help. All the arrestees belong to Maungdaw.
25 Rohingyas –
educated and leaders- from Anukpyin Village of Rathidung Township were arrested
by police with Township administration officer on June 21 and brought them to
Rathidaung police station.
the children over 10- year old from Anukpyin village of Rathidaung township were
brought to primary school in the said village by police with Township
administration officer on June 22 and kept them there as a house arrest, but
they have not been provided any food even drinking water. The arrested children
were tortured by the authority, of them four children asked drinking water where
the Township administration officer provided them a bottle of urine of him in
the place of drinking water.
daughter of Idris from Bagonena Village of Maungdaw Township was shot to death
by army and Nasaka on June 22 at broad daylight. Another daughter of Idris
named, Nur Begum was tortured till her death.
and Idris from Tharaykuntan (Barsawra) village, were slaughtered by Rakhines,
while they were goingt o their village from hiding place in evening on June 22,
after crossing a Rakhine village near their village.
Some of dead
bodies are floating in a stream named Mawrinyam sawra nearby Shilkhli village of
Nasaka area number 8, Maungdaw south today. The villagers of Shilkhli believe
that the dead bodies are those people who were arrested by army three days
puller named Kala Meah was dragged from in front of his house and killed by a
group of Rakhine youths at Maungdaw football ground while he was preparing to
work for his family survival toady at about 3:00pm.
were killed and 157 wounded while Rakhines along with police offcer of Kudaung
police station of Rathidaung Township attacked to the Anaukpyin village–a
Rohingya village of 5,000 Rohingya residents—on June 21 on daytime where the
Rohingya villagers defensed against Rakhines around 2 hours and 30 minutes.On
information, a group of army rushed to the spot and the situation was under
control of army.
officer shot to death two Rohingya villagers from Anauckpyin village by his
service pistol, but they left all the dead bodies in the village. The next day,
the Township administration officer of Rathidaung, police officer of Rathidaung
and police officer of Kudaung and its team went to the village where they
arrested 25 villagers and taking away the two Rohingya dead bodies. But the dead
bodies were returned to the villagers after taking the bullets.