Burma Times Desk Report: March 27, 2015
The state government has been urging Muslims to fight for their rights by organising mass demonstrations against the government order to withdraw white cards, according to our Maungdaw correspondents.
Over the last few days, government collaborators have been telling Rohingya Muslims throughout Maungdaw that the state government will guarantee their rights only if they fight for it by organising demonstrations. They also said that they spreading this message on behest of the state government.
The state government is saying that if the 969 and RNP can organise mass demonstrations, Rohingya Muslims should do the same.
Such messages have left Rohingyas in Maungdaw confused.
Informed locals say that the state government wants Rohingya demonstrations because it will give them an excuse to crack down on the Muslim populace while at the same time claiming that the Muslims have started the violence.
Community leaders have urged Rohingyas to spun such propaganda and not play into the hands of the government and anti Muslims groups.