Census Day 2: Kaman People in Kyauk Phyu IDP Camps were not accepted to nominate the right ethnicity

March 31, 2014

In IDP camps located in Kyauk Phyu, Rakhine State, census-takers did not accept Kaman ethnic people’s nomination themselves as Kaman, and asked them to show documentary evidence.

When Kaman people replied them that they had no documents in the camps, the census-takers discontinue census taking and returned. Peace Cultivation Network (PCN) reported that some census-takers falsely filled up “Bangali”instead of “Kaman”what the people nominated themsleves as.
Due to atrocities at the end of October, 2012, all Muslim Kyauk Phyu residents have stayed in IDP camps so far.

During mob violence and arson, they had to flee away to save their own lives without getting a chance to carry any properties including these documents.

Most of Muslim Kyauk Phyu residents were Kaman and many of them were educated and public servants.

Ref: PCN’s report

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