Maungdaww, Arakan State: Rohingya fishermen of Maungdaw Township have been facing many difficulties for their survival as they have been barred from fishing since the third week of July by the concerned authorities of Burma, said Hashim, a fisherman from Maungdaw south.
“On July 30, a group of fishermen went to the Aley Than Kyaw police station, Maungdaw south, to see concerned officer for taking permission to go to sea and rivers for fishing.”
The officer told fishermen that the concerned higher authority ordered them (police) not to allow Muslim fishermen for fishing in the sea or rivers and don’t know the reason, said another fisherman.
“I have five family members to feed them and it is very difficult for me to maintain my family survival,” Hashim , a fisherman told the Kaladanpress.
According to sources, many fishermen have been suffering from their survival in Maungdaw Township.
Asharff, an elder from Maungsdaw south said that the concerned authorities have been trying to cripple or destroy the economics of Rohingya community as they don’t take part in in census.
“Rohingyas strongly oppose to involve in census, in which government tries to write Bengali in place of Rohingya,” the elder said.