Burma Times Correspondent, February 04, 2015
Rohingyas in Walish para and Chaki para in Akyab are passing their days in misery as water, sanitation and other basic facilities are denied by the government.
Walish para and Chaki para were scenes of a gallant resistance in 2012. Against all odds, residents managed to fight off better armed and numerically superior Rakhine mobs for days before security forces moved in to mow down the Rohingyas with machine guns.
In the aftermath, a brutal pogrom of ethnic cleansing took place against the survivors. Many pregnant women had their bellies cut off and the unborn children inside them were hacked in one of the darkest hours of the 2012 riots.
Since then, many Rohingyas of these areas have fled altogether but those who remain are branded as terrorists by the government and Rakhine nationalists. As a result, all basic amenities to these areas remain cut off.
Residents are also not allowed to move outside for work. Altogether a humanitarian catastrophe is looming over these neighbourhoods.