Intruders asked to move out from Sittwe’s conflict zone

Narinjara News, 22 August 2014)

A warning signboard erected by the authority in Sittwe. ( Photo- Narinjara)

A warning signboard erected by the authority in Sittwe. ( Photo- Narinjara)

The Arakan government has taken a decisive step against the intruders to the conflict-ridden localities of Sittwe asking them to move out immediately.

The chief of Sittwe administration has issued a warning statement to those who are illegally taking shelter in the disturbed areas inside the State capital asking them to vacate the place within this month.

“Arakan State government had issued a notice ordering the intruders to move out as early as possible,” informed a local residence from Sat Yon Suu quarter locality of Sittwe.

The authority has also posted warning banners in various places. Unconfirmed reports say that some intruders are still in the trouble-torn areas building make-shift arrangements.

The area witnessed the sectarian violence in June 2012 resulting the deaths and burning of  many houses. Number of local families rendered homeless and some of them are still in the relief camps.

“Nothing has been changed here even after  two years of the violent days. We are still clueless about the resetting of Muslim refugees in that affected areas. We are really not aware of any government plan to deal with the situation,” said a local resident of Sittwe.

When the Arakan State government chief U Maung Muang Ohn was asked by a prominent leader from Sittwe, U ThanTun about any scheme relating to problem, he responded affirmatively. But it may take time, the chief minister added.


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