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Rohingya’s Legal Fishing Made Illegal in Arakan

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 25th November 2017

Buthidaung: Fishery department harassed and extorted money from 2 Rohingya fishermen for fishing and selling fish with license in Monirbil (ka Kya Pat) village of Buthidaung on 22nd November, 2017 reports a victim.

In the incident 2 fishermen hailing from Zaillafara (Bait They) village of Say Oo Kya village track started their usual daily work in the Mayu River, where they usual do their fishing to sell in the market of Monirbil (Ka Kya Phat) village.

From there they were caught by the fishery department and were harassed inhumanely. Later even after owning legal fishing license they were accused and forced to pay 400, 00 kyats in return of their release. The victims were identified too be:

  1. Hussain Juhar S/O Andu Munaf, 24
  2. Ali Arafat S/O Abdu Malik, 21

These tragic incidences have created an ambience of fear in the village like Zaillafar were more than 90 % of the villagers rely on fishing for their survival. Ceasing the little existing livelihood are forcing remaining towards greater starvation in Arakan (Rakhine) state.

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