Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) personnel, military and police are continuing arrest and harass the Rohingya Muslims in Maungdaw, said a local elder on condition of anonymity.
“Many Rohingyas were arrested over the allegation that they were involved in the recent communal violence which was happened in June 8.”
They arrested have been identified as Jaffar (50), son of Ullah Meah, Kamal Hussain (35), son Shormuluk, Sona Meah (40), son of Noor Ahmed. They all belong to Shwe Zarr village tract of Maungdaw. Besides, Kala Ahmed, hailed from Sikder Para (village tract) of Maungdaw town was also arrested. They were arrested by Nasaka and police on September 17 to 22, according to sources.
Among them, two were released after taking huge money by the Nasaka personnel of Shwe Zarr out-posts No. 14, under Maungdaw town, and Jaffar has been detained in the camp since September 17, as he was not able to fulfill Nasaka’s demand. As a result, he was severely tortured in the camp, sources added.
But, Kala Ahmed has been detained so far in the police camp of Maungdaw.
The situation of north Arakan is not developed and the persecutions against Rohingya are going on though the international communities are giving pressure to Burmese government. Meanwhile, all the Rohingya villagers are kept in the villages and are not allowed to go out from their villages. How will they survive without doing any works to support their family members? There are many laborers and poor family members, if they do not do works, from where they will get money. Now, they are starving. Why do the international communities do not take stern action against the government? , said a local elder preferring not to be named.
It seems that the Burmese government does not take any care to the international community. The concerned authorities are implementing their policies against the Rohingya community as they like, said a local leader from Maungdaw on condition of anonymity.