Burma Times Correspondent: March 29, 2015
BGP have held a number of meetings with Rohingya villagers throughout Arakan to warn them not to create any disturbance as the white card expires.
Analysts say that many Rohingya Muslims fearful of losing their only proof of residence in Arakan will not willingly give up their white cards. This in turn might result in a violent backlash by government forces.
On Friday in Nagpura, Maungdaw North, BGP told villagers that they must abide by the 1982 citizenship law or face expulsion from the country. The infamous legislation deprives Rohingyas of citizenship in the country. The BGP also told them that the UN, USA and the Arab countries don’t rule in the Arakan, they do. If they wanted to live on this land, they must follow their rules. Rohingyas were also warned not to think of themselves as equal to Rakhines as they were not citizens of this country.
Similar declarations were made by BGP personal on Friday in other villages of Maungdaw North.
Earlier on Wednesday BGP and Lawaka officials also warned villagers in Naing Chung, Buthidaung that the white card withdrawal should pass without untoward incidents.