Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Maungdaw township authority had given warning to trustees from administration office of Muslim religious gathering center (Tabaleak Markaz) in Maungdaw in the evening of February 19, said an elder from Maungdaw.
“We all Rohingya gathered in the religious gathering center (Tabaleak Markaz) and pray for peace and listened to religious sermons, where huge Rohingya gathered in the event.”
“The Rohingya who gathered in the event are mostly farmers, religious leaders, businessmen and elders from Maungdaw Townships.”
We informed to the authority about the event, but the authority called the administration officers when the authority saw a huge Rohingya devotees in the event, said a devotee from the gathering center.
The Township administration officer warned the religious gathering center’s trustees not to do like this gathering event in the future and took bond sign, said a member of village administration office.
“The township officer also warned to the village administration officer of Myoma Kayoundan (Seikda para) not to allow like this event in the future.”
Religious persecution is still going on in the northern Arakan State after President Thein Sein’s government took office where the government declared its move towards democracy, said a politician from Maungdaw.