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Religious violence erupts in Myanmar

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  1. BDforever

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    Curfew declared in town in Shan state following destruction of Muslim orphanage and mosque in latest outbreak of unrest.

    Myanmar's government has called for calm after mobs burned down a Muslim orphanage, a mosque and shops during a new eruption of religious violence in the northeastern Shan state.

    Authorities imposed a curfew late on Tuesday in Lashio, about 700km northeast of Yangon, after a mob of 200 local residents surrounded a local police station demanding they hand over a Muslim detainee.

    Nay Win, 48, a Muslim from a nearby township, was arrested after allegedly setting fire to Aye Aye Win, 24, a Shan Buddhist, earlier in the day after the two had an altercation at a petrol station, Lashio police said.
    The woman was admitted to hospital.

    "According to witnesses, she was not burned seriously but has injuries on her face and arms," Sai Sam Min, a member of parliament from Lashio, said.
    Jim Della-Giacoma, of the International Crisis Group, talks about the latest violence in Myanmar
    "We imposed the curfew at 9pm (14:30 GMT) on Tuesday to control the angry mob which included Buddhist monks," a police station spokesman, who asked to remain anonymous, said.

    "A mosque and a religious school and some houses were destroyed by the mob, but there were no deaths or injuries".

    A local hospital said it had received four people with slash wounds but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay, reporting from Yangon, said the situation in Lashio had already been brought under control by police.

    He said he had received reports that some officials in Lashio, including the fire department, "did very little" to stop the Buddhist mob from attacking Muslim establishments.

    Myanmar's recent sectarian violence has been partly blamed on the 969 movement, launched in February by an extremist monk in Mandalay named Wirathu, who encourages Buddhists to shun Muslim-owned shops.

    There are less than 2,000 Myanmar Muslims living in Lashio, sources said, of the city's estimated population of about 130,000.

    Third outbreak

    The incident in Shan state is the third outbreak of anti-Muslim violence to flare up in Myanmar this year.

    On April 30, in Oakkan, about 100km north of Yangon, Buddhists went on a rampage after a Muslim woman allegedly bumped into a monk, breaking his begging bowl.
    Curfew declared in town in Shan state following the attack.

    One Muslim man was killed, and a mosque and 77 houses were set on fire.

    In March at least 44 people were killed in sectarian strife in in Meiktila, 450km north of Yangon, where at least 8,000 people, most of them Muslims, were left homeless in riots prompted by an apparent row at a Muslim-owned gold shop.

    Deadly unrest last year, mainly targeted at Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine state, left about 200 people dead and tens of thousands displaced.

    Jim Della-Giacoma of the International Crisis Group says Myanmar needs to address the issue of sectarian violence before it gets worse.

    "I think we are seeing a very weak law-enforcement and some poor nation-building," he told Al Jazeera from Jakarta, Indonesia.

    "Anybody conducting violence should be punished.

    "If you cannot keep these communities, be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu or Buddhist living together, then the future of the country is being challenged here".

    Della-Giacoma said the violence could have the potential of spreading to Yangon if the sectarian issue was not resolved.

    source: Religious violence erupts in Myanmar - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English
     
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    Dont see this thread going to 90 pages...

    Sad the people have to suffer and the world gives a blind eye because they are Muslims and ALSO coz it is not oppression as Myanmar has no oil...Otherwise there would have been "instant liberation" like in Libya! :cray:
     
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    Burmese these guys as a BD people, they do not agree to the term rohginya.

    Regarding the Muslim and Islam thing, what is SA doing ???

    What is Pakistan doing???
     
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    even @xuxu1457's county china is doing nothing :sick:
     
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    They have Xinjiang to take care of. I heard things are not good either for muslims.
     
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    before posting stupid comment check some info Islam in Burma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Panthays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Rohingya are living there over centuries, if they are bangladeshi, then west bengal people are also bangladeshi.

    and last one, it is not only Rohingya muslims who are victim, chinese origin muslims are also victim in other states
     
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    @Hellraiser007 well since America is self appointed police in Muslim situation, where is America now?! or UN? Just curious how fast they react to "liberating OIL RICH countries" but dont even see this 1!
     
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    And what are those self styled protectors of the faith doing? I'm referring to bozos like Hafiz Saeed and Co who waste not a second in lambasting India over non issues concerning Muslims. In Burma, hundreds of Muslims are getting murdered, but not even a fart from these guys!

    Bl00dy hypocrites! :pissed:
     
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    @BDforever I am not sure since when PDF Indians have started to decide who is what...I was just pointing out a clear cut fact as to HOW AMERICA justifies THEY ARE LIBERATING people....soo, why are Myanmar Muslims left behind from being liberated from oppression?!
     
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    those people are retard , on the name of religion they kill innocent people who has nothing to with Islam
     
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    China is always cautious to put hand on others domestic things, just as Syria, western and US sent weapons to Rebels while Russia sent to another. For Myanmar's internal affairs, China will only call for peace, will do nothing.
     
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    The term Rohginya is originated from travelers, these guys are settlers and not indigenous. Burmese see them as outsiders.
     
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    But hold on. OrionHunter raised a valid point. Pakistan is the perceived liberator and protector of Muslims in Sth Asia. That is their justification for supporting the claim for a merged Kashmir to Pakistan or an independent Kashmir. That was their justification for supporting Afghanistan against Russia. Now why isn't Pakistan standing up for this atrocity in Burma? Or has the lights gone off completely in Pakistan ?
     
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    so far no initiatives, remember it can destabilize your country security too for being neighbor if you do not do something
     
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    let china take care of its muslims..they are heavily oppressed..but i have never seen any pakistani condemning this..

    btw,is xuxu a muslim??
     
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