Elderly man and son in law forced to dig toilet holes
Burma Times Correspondent: February 13, 2015
An elderly man and his son in law have been subjected to forced labour creating fears that the trend could be witnessing a comeback in the region.
Md Yunus (63), s/o Bodiur Rahman was going to lunch on Monday after he had placed his fishing nets in the river at Pathor Keella, Buthidaung when police called out to him.
Yunus, an elderly man short of hearing did not notice the police. This angered them and they assaulted Yunus. They then asked him about his family members.
On learning about his family detaisl, police took him to his house and picked up his son in law. They then forced the two of them to dig holes for sanitation till late night.
Forcing Rohingyas to work for the military and Nasaka was once a common practise in the region. The practise was discontinued with the disbanding of Nasaka but the recent incident has created fears that the dreaded practise could be witnessing a comeback.