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Military & BGP Acts as Terrorizers Instead of Security Forces

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 23rd April 2018

Buthidaung: More than 50 members of Military and Border Guard Police (BGP) started raiding different village tracks of Buthidaung Township and have created an ambiance of fear around the region on 21st April 2018.

Since early morning at 06:00 AM 60 military forces from battalion no. 552 and 564 arrived at Mazorfara village of Khin Tha Ma village tract and started heavy patrolling all over the village. They did massive round ups till 07:30 PM in the evening.

At that time 50 military personnel from the same group along with 7 BGP personnel from Taung Bazaar headed towards other village tracks such as Mee Kyaung Zay, Thin Ga Net, and Nga Yant Chaung. And were conducting round ups again and again.

Burmese soldiers patrol a road in Maungdaw, Arakan (Rakhine) State, August 31, 2017. Image: Reuters

Until now no updates on arrests and tortures haven’t been received from the locals. But they say these situations are increasing fear day by day.

“We cannot trust these criminal forces anymore, we do not know with what intention they are doing these. So we fear it can lead to more unrest in the region” explains a local, whom asked not to be named.

Earlier on 15th April, Government ordered Rohingya living in end of Northern parts of Buthidaung Township to shift in upcoming rainy season, where hardly few Rohingya remains.

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Although they ordered but there is no safe place for the Rohingya to shift and government is busy in terrorizing people instead of helping.

In almost 5 village tracks of Buthidaung Township, few Rohingya lives up to date and Rohingya residing there are under massive threat from government officials and coming monsoon seems to increase their sufferings. Similar threats are are seen on the sheltering Rohingay at no-men land and makeshift camps of Bangladesh.

Armed Myanmar border police patrol along the river dividing Myanmar and Bangladesh border in Maungdaw, Arakan (Rakhine) State on October 15, 2016. Image:  AFP

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