Police arrested four people including two brothers from Sidhar para in Maungdaw on Thursday.
At late afternoon, a team of seven policemen arrested two men in front of a local pharmacy and accused them of creating instability by spreading propaganda against the green card.
One of the arrested man has been identified as 22 year Azad who was working inside the pharmacy. The name of the other victim has not been confirmed but he is identified as a fish trader from outside the area. He was purchasing medicine when the police arrested him.
Around 45 minutes later, a bus carrying 12 cops came to the area and arrested 20 year Noor Hakim, brother of Azad. The police also arrested 21 year Noor Hossain. All were accused of spreading anti green card propaganda.
The green card is an identity paper given to naturalised citizens of Burma. Rohingyas in Arakan state have been ordered to accept the green card as Bengalis. This has been extremely unpopular among the community who refused to be tagged under the identity of Bengali. Refusal to accept the green card has led to a harsh government response throughout the troubled state.
Many in the country view the Rohingyas as Bengali immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.