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September 23, 2021

In north of Rakhine State bordering Bangladesh and India,  the military council’s bondservants- the BGP and police- are continuing to intensify the Rohingya Genocide again by extorting money and looting goods from the ones who go out of houses to earn their bread legally, the suffering locals report to Rvision.

The Rohingya Muslims passing through the Border Guard Police (BGP) checkpoint nearby Hla Pho Khaung Refugee Receiving Camp, North of Maungdaw are increasingly being harassed day after day by inquiring Htautkenza (Village Exit Certificate) if they can show NVC (National Verification Card), then by inquiring the household list or census, Citizenship Card or Citizenship Verification Card and so on.

If someone fails, according to the locals, to show any one of the documents, they will be threatened and extorted money as much as the security forces can.

On September 21, Noor Amin, 40, of Kyi Kan Pyin village, was driving a blue-glass car with passengers from Thayet Oo (Mingalafara) village to Maungdaw, the BPG stopped the car at the checkpoint and unjustly extorted 30,000 Kyat from the driver.

On September 10, a 25-year-old driver from Thayet O village was extorted 10,000 Kyats by making similar allegations,, the locals added.

Motorcycles, tricycle motorbikes and cars belonging to Rohingya that cross the BGP checkpoint at Hla Pho Khaung Chaung Entrance from September 10 are forcibly being collected 1,000 Kyat per vehicle, the locals said again.

The checkpoint known to the people as one of the culprits of escalating Rohingya Genocide again is being led by a police officer.

Mohammad Jahangir, 19, from U Shin Kya village under  north of Maungdaw, arrived in the town by a motorcycle at 10.30 am on September 16 and was stopped at a police checkpoint and extorted 5,000 Kyat, according to an eyewitness.

Similarly, soldiers, Police and BGP in Maungdaw and Buthidaung areas, have been looting goods as well as foods and extorting money from the Rohingya everywhere they can find. Looting and extortion are a method of starving to the Rohingya Muslims to death resulting in continuation of Rohingya Genocide, a prominent political thinker and intellectual of Rohingya said.

Hence, the helpless and hopeless Rohingya people are calling for an immediate and effective international intervention as these atrocities continue and escalate the Rohingya Genocide again.

Reported By: Maung Wunna

Edited by:  Md. Shuaib