BGP continued harassment in Maungdaw

  • Written by Kaladan Press
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: Border Guard Police of Burma (BGP) have been harassing the Rohinga villagers in Maungdaw recently, Mohin from Maungdaw said.

While crossing the check-post, BGP personnel of Udaung out-post are harassing and searching the whole bodies of villagers including women, Mohin more added.
A Rohingya villager Mohamed Eliyas (18), son of Abdu Jalil from Khonzabill village under Maungdaw Township was searched by BGP on May 8 while going to Gorakhali village, villager Kurdus Mea said.
After searching his whole body, BGP didn’t get anything from him. But, suddenly, he was beaten up by the BGP saying that who gave him permission to go to Gorakhali, Kudus Meah added.
However, he was released after taking 20,000-Kyat by BGP personnel. Similarly, many villagers were arrested and extorted money by BGP personnel of Udaung-outpost, said Faisal Mohamed, a village elder from the village.

The Rohingya villagers are facing problems and restriction of movement to cross the check post of Udaung, which is controlled by BGP camp of Myient Hlut, said another villager Pervaz said.
"In brief, there is no rule of law for Rohingya community", said Anis Ullah, a youth from Maungdaw.