Burma Times Correspondent: July 17, 2015
Following two days of sexual assault on Eid shoppers, all Rohingya women avoided the streets of Maungdaw on Thursday.
Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious holiday for Muslims is scheduled on Saturday or Sunday and many Rohingya families who can afford it are taking preparations for the joyous occasion. However, since Tuesday, Rakhine miscreants took up positions in many street corners and sexually harassed Rohingya girls and women.
When their families protested, they were severely beaten up.
The miscreants harassed the women by touching their private parts and pulling their hijab. Insults were also hurled against the religion of Islam.
After these incidents became public knowledge, women have avoided the Maungdaw streets.
At least one similar incident was reported in Buthidaung town on Thursday.