AT Correspondent, Maungdaw
Myanmar security forces have still been conducting raids in villages of Maungdaw north where the arrests of Rohingya are made frequently for which the residents are desperate to flee to Bangladesh to escape further violence.
According to our correspondent reports, the members of army enter the Nandakhali, Zammonia and Tingorzapar and arrest innocent people in regular basis who are later set free after receiving huge amount of extortion money from the victims.
Military always enter the villages at night and harass the Rohingya residents in different forms to compel the Rohingya flee to Bangladesh which is the strategy of Myanmar government.
On the other hand, a Rohingya was detained by BGP in Bagguna village of Southern Maungdaw without any legal ground on 26 January 2017. Later the victim was released after taking extortion of Kyat 50, 000 from him in his fateful days.
The victim is Hasan (30) son of Abu Taher of Bagguna of maungdaw south.
Another villager said the Rohingya are under too much pressure and subjected to different kinds of harsh persecutions which are unbearable to the residents amid the repeated visits of various delegates of UN, other national and international community to the impacted areas.
More than 65, 000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh owing to continuous violence against the Rohingya Muslims after 9 October 2016, according to the estimation of United Nation.
The influx of Rohingya is still continued into Bangladesh since the crackdown is frequently carried out against the Rohingya specially who remain in Maungdaw and Buthidaung, said a refugee who has already interloped into Bangladesh.