Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Mosque (10 yards in length, 5 yards in width and 3.5 yards in height) which was built in Barsara village under the Nasaka area No.(8) of Maungdaw Township in 2011, was destroyed by Burma's Border security force (Nasaka) on 5 Jan 2012.
At first, the Barsara village was situated at the sea beach of Bay of Bengal; but this village was forcibly transferred to a mountain side in 2010 and 2011. It has 80 houses and two mosques. In 2010, the Nasaka transferred 40 houses to a Mountain adjacent and then in 2011, another 40 houses were also transferred to the same mountain side.
However, on December 5, in the morning, a group of Nasaka from Inn Din Nasaka camp went to the new Barsara village and destroyed the "Belaro mosque" without giving any advanced warning to the villagers.