Myanmar’s Budhist Govt forcefully relocates Muslims from Rakhni State

Myanmar forcefully relocates MuslimsJNN 30 Aug 2013 Yangoon : The Myanmar government has put pressure on Muslim community to relocate hundreds of Islam followers living in the western Rakhine State to a camp for internally-displaced people despite their objection.

Government spokesman Win Myaing said the Muslims were moved from Aung Mingalar quarter in Sittwe to a camp outside the township.

The government claimed the relocation was due to the unfavorable conditions in the area; however, activists say many of the families are dissatisfied, fearing their conditions would go from bad to worse.

A large number of Muslims have been living in Aung Mingalar quarter after their homes were torched by Buddhist mobs last year.

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are believed to have been killed and thousands displaced in recent attacks by extremists.

Myanmar’s government has been accused of failing to protect the Muslim minority.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued separate statements, calling on Myanmar to take action to protect the Rohingya Muslim community against extremists.

Meanwhile, some 1,000 extremist Buddhists have reportedly attacked property belonging to the Muslim community in northwestern Myanmar.

The rampage broke out shortly before Saturday midnight in the town of Kanbalu. Seven Muslim-owned shops and 15 houses were destroyed by the Buddhist mob.

The mob demanded that Myanmar’s police hand over a man suspected of attempting to rape a Buddhist woman.

Rohingyas are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the eighth century.


2 thoughts on “Myanmar’s Budhist Govt forcefully relocates Muslims from Rakhni State

  1. Since so many years the Muslims in Myanmar are suffering all types of brutality from the government and the majority extremist Buddhists, my question is where are the Human right Organizations,as well as different organizations of United Nations which are working all around the world and even though in Myanmar, Islamic league as well as the Islamic countries who are crying like crocodiles where is their support to such innocent people who every day suffer and no one even talk about them in the United Nations assembly nor the other official places, or in other words, only where there is an interest of the west, there only the action should take place. the massacres and daily life sufferings of these peoples is not only the duty of Muslims but of the mankind who are responsible for it in this world and hereafter.

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