By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 4th January 2019
Buthidaung: Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) conducted suspicious inquiries in northern Buthidaung Township, risking identities of thousands of newborn babies in danger of being blacklisted by the Burmese government on 3rd January 2019, reports a local.
Since yesterday, the suspicious inquiries were spotted in the villages of northern Buthidaung Township, where newborn babies’ photos were captured separately, which are usually taken along with the entire family earlier.
According to a family whose infant’s picture was also taken in a similar manner, “they not only took the picture of babies separately but also didn’t include the names of the children who are less than a year old.”
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Besides the suspicious activities, they threatened the parents of attending the courts for their newborn babies and said they have cases on them.
This has created a dreadful situation among the parents and they fear that their children will be blacklisted.
This situation is not a new scene for the Rohingya as earlier many parents have gone through fabricated cases, bribery, and also cases where parents had to flee their villages just to save their children’s lives.
Blacklisting the native people of Arakan (Rakhine) under the name of population control is another rooted genocidal tool and Rohingya have been facing it as a part of their fate since the junta period.
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