Burma Times Correspondent: August 04, 2015
Two men have been arrested and tortured by the police in the tensed village tract of Ang Dhang of Maungdaw South.
On Wednesday, a special delegation of pro government Rohingyas who had come from Yangon to convince the people to accept the green card visited Ang Dhang. Here they spoke about how the green card would be immensely beneficial for the Rohingyas. The Ang Dhang villagers however refused to be convinced.
At one point, one of the visitors named Foyez cursed the villagers saying, “if you were not cows you would have seen the benefits of the green cards.”
This invoked the wrath of the villagers and they chased the Yangon delegation out of the village and threatened to beat them up if they returned. In response, a police team stationed nearby raided the village.
As the Rohingyas saw the police coming to the village, they ran away in different directions but two of the villagers were caught.
They are yet to be released and face brutal torture in custody, according to local sources.
Following the incident, all the men have fled the village tract.
Ang Dhang has been restive since last week, when some Rohingyas fled from the Lawaka after refusing to register for the green card thus causing the army to move in temporarily.
Rohingyas refuse to accept the green cards as they identify the community as Bengalis and foreigners.