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Natala villagers harass in Maungdaw south





Kaladan Press:

May 9, 2013

Maungdaw,
Arakan State: A group of Natala villagers from Sommana and Udaung villages have
been harassing Rohingya villagers at night, said a local elder on condition of
anonymity.
“The Natala
villagers are going to different Rohingya villages where they (Natala
villagers) try to torch houses at midnight while villagers sleep.”
According to sources
from the area, a group of Natala villagers went to Khonza Bill(village) on May
7, at about 11: 30 pm and try to attack some villagers where the Rohingya
villagers screamed and gathered on the spot, saw Natala villagers were holding
long swords and other lethal weapons.
“The Rohingya
villagers were very afraid for doing anything in the village against Rohingya
by Natala villagers”.
Besides,
yesterday the concerned authority prohibited the villagers not to cross the
main road –Maungdaw Aley Than Kyaw highway- for security reason through the
village admin officer, a village admin office member said.
Any Rohingya
who crossed the main road towards the mountainside, he/she will be fired by the
authority, the officer said.
A daily worker
said on condition of anonymity, “I go to forest every day to collect firewood
without knowledge of concerned authority. If I don’t go to forest a day, I
will  face starvation with my family
members.”