Burma Times Correspondent: July 24, 2015
Three Rohingya farmers were beaten up by the military in Anak Parang, Rahtedaung.
On Wednesday, the three men were working in the fields when the soldiers came to them and cursed them saying Muslims don’t have permission to farm on the Rakhine land as they were foreigners from Bangladesh.
The soldiers then proceeded to severely beat them up.
Afterwards the farmers were warned never to set foot in the area.
The victims say without access to the crops, their lives are ruined.
Since the 2012 riots, authorities and the Rakhines have confiscated most lands owned by Rohingyas. They say the land rightfully belongs to the indigenous Rakhine and Buddhist populace and Muslims have no right to use them.
Such confiscation has resulted in the bankruptcy of thousands of Muslim families.