msa February 11, 2017

By RVision TV Correspondent | February 11, 2017

Rathedaung – The Myanmar armed forces have besieged the village of ‘Koetankauk’ and begun to force the villagers to accept the National Verification Cards also known as NVC at gun points, a reliable source has reported.

At around 9:30 AM today, trucks loads of the Myanmar military and the Border Guard Police (BGP) arrived fromwards Maungdaw have besieged ‘Koetankauk’, and been rounding up and beating up the Rohingya people, regardless of men or women, the source has added.

The barbaric action of the Myanmar military are leaving the villagers terrified.

The Rohingyas categorically reject NVC as it is meant to issue to the foreigners recently arrived in Myanmar and valid for only two years. Therefore, accepting these cards will automatically deprive the Rohingya people of their indigenous status with the identity ‘Rohingya,’ disqualify their citizenship rights by birth.

The Koetankauk is a village in Rathedaung Township, where the Border Guard Police and the Military tortured the villagers inhumanely during a three-day siege from November 5 to November 7. A shocking video has recently emerged on ‘Facebook and Whatsapp Messaging App’ of the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) brutally torturing dozens of Rohingya Civilians, while rounding them up during the raid.

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[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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