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Rakhine Extremists Illegally Occupy Rohingya Farmland

Some Rakhine (Magh) extremist families have been illegally occupying farmlands owned by a Rohingya in southern Maungdaw Township, says a local

By Rohingya Eye

Maungdaw — There are five ‘Mro Rakhine’ extremist families living at the monastery in Udaung village illegally occupying an agricultural farms for a few weeks now.

They have been building tents on the two acres the farm lands and preventing the land owner from getting access to them. The owner is identified to be U Karimullah (son of) Abu Bakr, 52 and is a local of Udaung.

Although they have complaint to the authorities, the authorities are said to have just been letting the occupiers do what they want.
“On March 21, he along with other villagers went to lodge complaints to the village administrator, U Thar Khin, he replied that it would be inappropriate for him stop them and asked the villagers to stop them on their own.

Therefore, they went to the commander of Border Guard Police (BGP) att ‘Kanu Cha’ village to seek for justice. He too said the same things.
Therefore, the villagers had to return to their village dissatisfied,” said a Rohingya in Udaung.

“Now, the villagers stop them (the Rakhines), they will create problems and riots. And the authorities are not stopping them. The owner is very worried as his land is being occupied and his farms is being destroyed,” he continued.

The villagers request higher authorities to stop them from destroying their hardworks and illegally occupying lands. Otherwise, it may create potential racial problems.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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