By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 25th October, 2017
Buthidaung: Remaining Rohingyas are confined from harvesting their crops and enforced to take National Verification Card (NVC), resulting in the evacuation of remaining villages in Magungdaw and Buthidaung Township on 24th October, 2017, reports suffering locals joining the exodus.
Different authorities have restricted Rohingya in harvesting their own crops and tried imposing National Verification Card (NVC) in several villages of Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships. “Burmese authorities yelled at us and said you have no right to harvest these crops and you cannot own any property more worthy of 400, 00 Kyats. Moreover, you “Kalars” (Abusive words) should take NVC as you are foreigners here” complains a Rohingya, who was also restricted from harvesting his crop from Buthidaung Township.
Following the unbearable horrific situations villagers from Roingyadong and Filhali decided to join the exodus towards Bangladesh. They are flowing through extreme trapped situation in the outskirt area of Shababazar (Maung Gi Taung) in Buthidaung and are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. “We are in extreme pressure from all authorities and cannot harvest our crops to eat and they also threatened us to take NVC” says a victim not to be named in his journey towards Bangladesh.
[Rohingyas trapped in the outskirts of Buthidaung Township on 24th October, 2017]
Similar incidence took place on the same day, when a retired head master of a primary school went to receive his pension in Fuimali Village of Buthidaung Township. There he was denied from his payment by the Authorities and demanded National Verification Card (NVC).
National Verification Card (NVC) is issued to a foreigner for verification while he/she is applying for citizenship in Burma (Myanmar). And forcing these to the native Rohingyas will make them officially stateless in their own ancestral land.
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