Night curfew extended in Arakan for two months

( Sittwe, 12 June 2013) : The night time curfew imposed by the Arakan government authority in six townships of the State has been extended for two more months, a government report said.

burma-soldiers-rakhineThe six townships, under the blanket of curfew, include Sittwe, Buthidaung, Maungdaw, Rambree, Kyauk Pru and Kyauk Taw.

The authority has extended the 6 hours night curfew in Buthidaung, Maaungdaw and Kyauk Taw since June 8 and the same order  for  Sittwe, Kyauk Pru and Rambree was implemented from June  10 last.

The night curfew, starting from 10 pm every night, was clamped in all the township areas following the clashes between the Buddhists and Muslims of Arakan last year. But the restriction has resulted in tremendous difficulties for the common people.

The situation in Arakan has improved a lot, but the sense security among the mass people is still missing and hence the authority has decided to extend the curfew for two more months.