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How Chain Khali's Rohingya villagers were under holocaust

By Ro Mayyu Ali 
RB News
August 28, 2017

One week before the submission of the Kofi Annan led Rakhine Commission's final report, Suu Kyi's government extended a military troop to trouble Northern Rakhine State. For that regard, Myanmar-based UN special rapporteur Ms. Yanghee Lee and some Human Rights Organizations condemned for such action of Myanmar government. 

Despite the condemnations, the extended military and BGP forces have extended the level of mistreatment to Rohingya people. Since the second week of July, 2017, Rohingya villagers around Zedi Pyin and Ahtet Nan Yar villages in Rathidaung township have been facing the severe blockage of food and water. On 24 of August, 2017, when Kofi Annan, the chairman of Rakhine Commission submitted their final report to Myanmar's president U Tin Shwe, five innocent IDP Rohingya men were shot to dead by Myanmar's Armed Forces in Zedi Pyin, Rathidaung Township. 

Before the predawn of 25 August, 2017, the clash between ARSA and Myanmar's Armed Forces have been intensified again. Since the day broke up, the coordinated military and BGP forces have been shooting the villagers and firing the launchers and machine guns across the Rohingya villages in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathidaung townships. 

On 25 of August, 2017, around 7 am in the morning, hundreds of Rakhine extremists coordinating with military and BGP forces have started to burn down the houses of Chain Khali's Rohingyas in Rathedaung Township. Suddenly the villagers were scattered. All men escaped and hiked to nearby mountain. Husbands had no chance to take their wives. Parents had no chance to think of their children. Everyone was on run and rush to escape. What had happened on Rohingya women and children then? Meet this 28-years-old Abdul Majeed son of Abdul Shukur, an escapee Rohingya man from Chain Khali village. How his three children and wife were slaughtered during that holocaust. He is alive and wants you to listen his jaw-dropping story. His three sons are Risel (5-yo), Fisal (3-yo) and Yaser (6-mo).

"When a launcher hit one of my neighbor's home, I suddenly escaped out. Men were running to mountain. And I followed. I missed my family at home" said Abdul Majeed. "When the fire was ceased, we some men dared and went back home to see our family in village. Soon, I found my wife and her mother lying down on the compound of my home. I lost myself seeing them. Both were killed by gun-shot." he bursted into tears. "While I was trying to find out the bodies of my three children, I saw some half-burnt bodies nearby. And I intended going to see. Suddenly the forces shot to us. And we rushed and escaped from bullets. Two days later, I could move to another village to refuge in." he added. This is his wife, Masheda, 27 years old. The next one is the mother of his wife, Laila, 62 years old.

He thinks himself as a very unlucky man in the world. Because he neither finds out the bodies of his three children nor affords to arrange a funeral for his wife and wife's mother. His all three children are known under five. "Still the dead are lying down in there. No one can go there to bury them. We tried again and again. The forces are standby there and Rakhine villagers collect all properties remained in ablaze." the man assured. " I lost everything in my life" he added. 

Rathedaung's Chain Khali is a hamlet consisting over 800 houses and 6000 Rohingya people. During the holocaust, at least 100 Rohingya old men, women and children were killed by Myanmar's Armed Forces. Almost houses were burnt down. 

Today, someone can find out in there only the primary school stands intact. Everything was almost razed and incinerated. The truth of the same many more holocausts might reveal very soon in other Rohingya villages such as Zedi Pyin in Rathidaung, Pan Daw Pyin and Taung Bazaar in Buthidaung and Hoilla Banga and Myint Hlut villages in Maungdaw. 

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