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    Rakhines attack Muslim religious leaders in Maungdaw

    KPN News:
    July 20, 2013
    Maungdaw, Arakan State: A respected religious leader (Maulana) of
    Rohingya community was catapulted which made serious injured by Rakhine
    teachers of Aley Than Kyaw high school on July 17, at about 6:00 pm while he
    was going to Aley Than Kyaw for medical treatment from his village, said a
    local elder on condition of anonymity. 
    “Molouna Jubair(40) son of Moulvi Saley accompanied by another religious
    teacher – Moulvi Azizur Rahman (30), son of Nazi – both hailed from Udaung
    village, Maungdaw south with a motorbike went to Aley Than Kyaw from Udaung
    village for medical treatment.”
    Molouna Jubair has been suffering from fever and cough for a week. So,
    he called another religious teacher and went to a doctor named Mamun Rashid of
    Aley Than Kyaw for medical treatment, according to villagers.
    A Rakhine teacher from inside the school’s boundary catapulted to two
    Moulanas on motorbike and Moulana  Jubair
    was hit in his head and  got serious
    injury when they were returning to their village near the school boundary, the
    villagers said.
    After incident, some villagers rushed to the spot and took him to the
    hospital for treatment. Maulana called the school committee members— Yayah,
    Azam Ullah and Abul Hashim and appraised the matter to them. Abdul Awal, a
    Rohingya village members went to the police station and filed the accident and
    the police officer joint to the hospital to investigate the accident, according
    to school committee.
    But, the school committee members called the said Rakhine teachers
    including the headmaster, but Rakhine group denied the accident. Later, U
    Maung, the headmaster told the victim that “You are not catapulted by the
    teachers, but they catapulted to the tree.”
    Hearing the saying, the victim strongly condemned the headmaster and
    saying that they (teachers) catapulted to us after following (chasing).
    After a few moments, the headmaster wanted to beg for his (Maulana’s)
    pardon before arrival of police, but the culprit (Rakhine teacher) was not
    present at the moment.
    Police officer told the victims that to solve the problem peacefully, if
    it was not solved, it will become a big issue, said an aide of police.

    A villager said, “He is a great and respected religious leader in our
    village, why the Rakhine teacher catapulted him, if any Rohingya hits a monk or
    Rakhine, he/she will be punished.”