Burma Times Correspondent: October 3, 2015
Local government officials destroyed a mosque in Aliyong of Buthidaung.
In the last weeks of September, Rohingyas in the area repaired a mosque which was earlier destroyed by the floods. However when government officials came to know about the repair work, they ordered the locals to knock down the mosque or face severe consequences.
On Wednesday, under threat of torture and imprisonment, the local Rohingyas reluctantly knocked down the mosque.
Speaking to our correspondent in Buthidaung, a local man said that the Rohingyas only made repairs to the mosque after president Thein Sein assured Rohingyas in the Buthidaung area during his last visit that the Muslims were free to make repairs to their mosques destroyed by the floods. However it seems the promises by Thein Sein were not made in any sincerity.
Another source said the Rohingyas had spent a considerable amount of resources to rebuild the mosque, all for nothing.