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    Nasaka starts taking photographs in Maungdaw



    Maungdaw,
    Arakan State:
    Concerned
    authorities (Nasaka) started and forcibly took photographs of Rohigya
    families on January 4 in Maungdaw south, said a local elder from Aley
    Than Kyaw on condition of anonymity.


    “Today,
    in the morning, a group of Nasaka personnel went to the Gonjondia
    village of Maungdaw south and took photographs of 50 families today
    morning. They are not willing to give permission to take photographs
    but they are compelled to do so. ”



    According to sources, among
    them some of the families are the collaborators of Burma’s security
    force (Nasaka).


    Among them some of the families are
    identified as—the Village Administrator Biala, Abdu Salam, Jaker
    and other two collaborators. They all belong to Gonjondia village of
    Maungdaw south.

    Other villagers did not cooperate with the Nasaka
    because the authorities wrote “Bengali” in the Form instead of
    “Rohingya.” Though the villagers told them to write “Rohingya,”
    in the race, the authority did not take any heed and wrote “Bengali,”
    said a village elder who denied to be named.

    Yesterday, the Commander of Nasaka
    area No. 7 of Maungdaw Township summoned some Village Administrators
    and told them to cooperate with Nasaka during the taking of
    photographs of villagers, said an aide of Nasaka.

    The officer also said, “If anyone
    does not comply with the order, he/she will be punished according to
    the law. We will take photographs over five years old and every
    family member should be present in the home.”

    Besides, five family members were
    also taken photographs by the Nasaka in Myient Hlut village
    yesterday. They are also collaborators of Nasaka. The families head
    were identified as— Yousuf, Jabbo, Sayed, Hashim and Abdul Hafez,
    said another village elder preferring not to be named.

    The Nasaka also collecting Kyat
    2,000 to 5,000 per family for photographs, said a local.
    “We are
    very afraid at the moment as the concerned authorities are giving
    pressure and forcibly taking photographs. We have no security.
    Anytime, we will be arrested with fabricated and false allegation by
    the concerned authorities. There is no law and order. No one comes to
    save us,” said a local schoolteacher.

    “This investigation is not a
    genuine query. Its intention is to give physically and mentally
    harassment to the Rohingya community after June violence in 2012. At
    present, we need— security, shelter, clothes, food and medicine. We
    need to stop so call inquiry by inquiry commission immediately,”
    according to a local trader preferring not to be named.