By Sindhi Khan
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan– Security Force in northern Maungdaw are seizing and consuming livestocks belong to Rohingya people causing difficulties to their livelihoods.
“There is a Rohingya village called Kyauk Hleka (Daargua Fara) under Hlun Htein (Security Force) region 6 (formerly NaSaKa region 6) in northern Maungdaw. The office of the Security Force administration is based in the village. If livestocks such as Cattle, Buffaloes, Goats or Chickens belong to Rohingyas enter the premise of the office of Security Force, they seize the livestocks, slaughter and eat them up.
On 12th april 2014, a goat belonged to Mujibur Rahman (son of) Ishaaq (age 28) entered the premise of the security force office. They didn’t return the goat but slaughtered and ate it up. The goat was worth Kyat 35,000.
Same thing happened when a goat, mother of three kids, belong to Rafique (son of) U Bugaa (age 33) entered the premise of the office. They confiscated it and consumed it as usual. It was worth Kyat 45,000. Now, the villagers are extremely troubled by the confiscation of their livestocks by the security force” said a Rohingya from a nearby village.