Burma Times Correspondent: July 12, 2015
Rohingya high school students are denied permission to travel to Taung Bazar in Buthidaung for higher education. As a result of the movement restrictions, many are facing an uncertain future as their education seems quite finished.
Under the draconian laws of Arakan state, Rohingya Muslims are forbidden to travel from one area to another without permission by authorities. Those who are caught travelling without permission are given long term imprisonment or torture, some have even been killed.
The denial by the administrator to issue them the travel permit seems to be a calculated plan to deny education to the Rohingyas, say students.
The rate of literacy among Rohingyas in Arakan state is very low and the government is determined to make sure that it stays this way, according to students.
The permission is not given even after bribes have been paid in some cases, say sources thus confirming this seems to be an organised endevour to stop educational facilities.