Maungdaw, Arakan State: An inquiry committee comprising members of police, Nasaka, Immigration and some Rakhine leaders called Rohingya Imams (religious leaders) of mosques and villager administration officers from Myoma Khayoungdan village to discuss about mosques opening program where the authority yook signature of the member on November 26, according to a Maulana from the locality who denied to be named.
“The Rohingya Imams (religious leaders) of mosques and villager administration officers realized the authority took the signature for race mention form, but it was late and the authority left the village.”
Similarly, the Nasaka area No.3 of Maungdaw Township called Rohingya Imams (religious leaders) of mosques and villager administration officers and forced them to sign as Bengali in the citizenship Form, according to a village admin officer who denied to be named.
“At first the imams were called to the Nasaka camp by alluring that they have to discuss on the subject of reopening mosques where the authority discuss to organize the Rohingya community to say Bengali instead of Rohingya.”
The inquiry team collected their – Rohingya Imams (religious leaders) of mosques and villager administration officers- biography and later forced them to sign as Bengali in the Form, But the Imams refused to sign as Bengali and they claimed that their forefathers were Rohingyas and they are also Rohingyas. They born in Arakan and will die in Arakan, said an elder from the locality.
At that moment, the Nasaka personnel and the police arrested some of the Imams and beaten up severely and also closed their mouths with plaster. Finally, other Imams left from the scene after realizing the bad intention of Nasaka and police. But, the inquiry team forcibly took signatures from some of the Imams. After that the Nasaka took photographs of Rohingya Imams (religious leaders) of mosques and villager administration officers. They collected Kyat Taka 2,000 to 3,000 per head for photos, said an aide of Nasaka who preferred not to be named.
Today, the Nasaka also called Imams of Bawli Bazar and Ngakura, village tracts of Maungdaw Township, but they did not go to the Nasaka camp, said a local villager.
But, yesterday, the Nasaka provided Forms to the villagers of Kilaidaung village of Maungdaw south, and today, the Nasaka collected the Forms. All the villagers wrote “ Rohingya Muslims” in the Forms. The authorities did not give any complaint against the villagers, said a businessman from the village.
The world community including USA, EU, ASEAN and the Muslim world should come forwards to halt the quarrelsome and tougher mechanism of Burmese government against the Rohngya Nuslims, according to a schoolteacher from Maungdaw Town.