Rohingya Vision English News 25 October 2016
Around 40 Burmese Military started raiding Long Dong Village in Maungdaw around 9 AM today. So, they started beating people and looting shops and houses. The Rohingya villagers are living in extreme fear of ruthless military brutalities.
During the raids conducted by the military at SinThayPyin, PanMyaing and ZaydiPyinAuk villages yesterday, the military tortured people; looted money and properties from their homes; and bodily assaulted many Rohingya women.
Burmese Military arrested 2 Rohingya elders from Quarter 1 in Maungdaw around 3 PM today. They were called to village administrator office for a meeting and were subsequently arrested. They are U Khin Zaw and U Maung Shwe. The reason for their arrests is unknown.
Over 2,000 Rohingya civilians were expelled from their homes by the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) at Gi-Kan-Piyin (Hawar Bil) village in Maungdaw on October 23. While some displaced people fled to their relatives’ in the neighborhoods, a group of people numbering 80 had nowhere to flee to; and hence, built tents and encamped at a plain nearby fishery ponds in the village.
Around 10 AM yesterday (October 24), a joint forces of the Burmese military and raided their camps and looted Kyat 600,000 and destroyed their rations and ordered them to go back to their homes. An hour after they had returned to their homes, another group of BGP raided their places and arrested 35 people including children. The armed forces released them in the evening after torturing them for the whole day.
A 100 Sq.Ft. drinking-water pond sponsored by Solidaritès International is being built at ‘Anauk Ywe’ village in Pauktaw Township for the Internally Displaced Rohingyas in the region. The Township Management Committee of Pauktaw is in-charge of the operation of the project. Every year, the internally displaced Rohingyas face severe crisis of drinking water scarcity in the region.
Edited by Arifa
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