Burma Times Correspondent: July 05, 2015
Hundreds of women raped by security forces and nationalists during the 2012 riots are having difficulty finding husbands.
Although not barred by Islamic law, raped women in the conservative societies of Arakan are not welcome as brides.
Relatives of rape victims say that few if any Rohingya Muslim men are brave enough to defy custom and marry the women defiled by Buddhist terrorists.
Most of those raped by terrorists during the riots have moved out of Arakan into Bangladesh. But many women who fled to Bangladesh in the aftermath of the riots say news about rape spreads quickly. In the last three years, families of victims have been on a futile search for men to marry their daughters, almost always unsuccessfully.
Some families have even disowned their victims leading the women to a life of prostitution.
Victims and their families request Rohingya community leaders to devise a solution and save them for their misery.
One woman whose daughter was raped says,Buddhist terrorists raped her because she is a Muslim. “But the Muslim leaders are not doing anything to help her,” she says.