Friday, 27 July 2012 19:56The state of emergency was declared in Rakhine state (Arakan State) by the union government on June 10 and the curfew was imposed by the state government on June 8, 2012.
“The situation is now backing to normal completely, said government official.” Why did the concerned authorities relocate Rohingya villages and arrest Rohingya villagers, so far?, said a villager.
Besides, Thara Pyin village of Rathedaung Township was burned down on June 21. It has 155 houses, of them 100 houses were burned down. Thami Hla was also burned down on June 14 by police, Hluntin and Army with the cooperation of some local Rakhines. There are also three other villages---Prin Daung, Kudo Chaung and Sao Pyin were burned down.
Md. Juhar (28), son of Fazalul Haque, hailed from Maung Ni village of Maungdaw Township was arrested by Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) at about 5:30 pm yesterday. After arrest, he was severely tortured and the villagers believe that he will die.
People are not allowed to buy rice so far in Maungdaw Township. So, the people are facing starvation in the holy month of Ramadan.
According to government official, it will stop the state sponsored emergency, when the situation is calm. In fact, there is no untoward incident, now, only the government harasses and arrests the Rohingya community without any provocation. They are culprits and the judge. Rakhine leaders and some of the officials ordered to the local Rakhines not to sell any rations to Rohingya Muslims. If anyone is found to be selling rice to Rohingyas, he/she will be punished.
Rakhine leaders and some of the officials ordered to the local Rakhines not to sell any rations to Rohingya Muslims. If anyone is found to be selling rice to Rohingyas, he/she will be punished.
During the last few days, government authorities have step up arresting many Rohingyas, including religious teachers and village leaders after inviting them to a meeting.
Five religious leaders who were arrested by Nasaka of Area No. 6 of Maungdaw Township on July 22, inviting them to a meeting were sent to Buthidaung Jail yesterday.
Besides, Mohamed Johar son of Muktar, acting village administration officer of Bagona village and its member Syed alam were arrested by Nasaka of Magyi Chaung on July 26 while attending meeting which was called by Nasaka. The arrestees persons’ information are not known till now the report filed.
Police office Than Htay and his collaborator, Syed Kaseim are harassing the villagers of Myothigyi everyday to extort money from villagers. The police officer asked money without any filing case, just said give money or will arrest.
In Buthidaung Jail, 31 prisoners died. Prisoners were severely tortured by concerned authorities of the jail. There are over 572 Rohingya prisoners, arrested from Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships recently. Most of them have been tortured, leaving without food and drink which leading to death. It is learnt that some of the prisoners have been living without clothes. Many Rohingyas were killed in jail and the dead bodies were not returned to their family members, according to a reliable source.
In every town, Rohingya people are not allowed to go out from their villages across the Arakan state. So, the people are dying daily as they are not able to buy any food. Rohingya People have been keeping in a big cage like birds since last June, and whenever the concerned authority wants to arrest them, they get out from the cage and torture and send to jail over false and fabricated allegations.
The government authorities are killing Rohingyas by cutting the rations. Today, Arakan State becomes silent killing field.
In Sittwe, people have been suffering from food crisis since the incident was occurred. Rohingyas are not allowed to buy food from the market. Children, old and wounded people have been suffering from food and medicine crisis most. The International Community must take action immediately to save Rohingya lives, said an elder from Akyab.