Simple argument had been used for fueling up to violent attacks in Taik Kyi Township, Yangon

12th Dec 2013
Ko Lay

Taik Kyi,Yangon
Instigating violence against Muslim community happened at Budar avenue in Taik Kyi Township, Yangon Division and which was over a simple argument between a Muslim girl and a Buddhist man.

A teenage Muslim girl who lives at No.2 San Pya Street in Budar avenue was verbally offended her modesty by a young Buddhist man around 8 pm today. And because of that, the atmosphere became intense as the girl’s brothers got involved in the argument.

Soon after, authorities were informed and both offenders and victim were brought to administrative office for mediating. However, upon hearing of the incident, a hundred over people from nearby village gathered illegally and started to sing national anthem and instigated violence. Influential figures and some reputable Buddhists monk in town arrived the scene and convinced the mobs not to resort to violence and settle the matter by law.

Senior officials of district administrative office came down as well and warned the mobs that authority would not hesitate to take action against anyone who break the law. Two suspected leaders of the mobs were taken to custody.

“Situation is calm now and more policemen are deployed there for the security.” said by a Muslim resident to M Media.

Past a few months back, on 21st of August, members of 969 had distributed anti-Muslims hate pamphlets with the title of Wunthar Nu Rakhi Ta Spirit (Nationalist patriotism spirit) to fuel religious violent attacks to minority Muslims in the town of Taik Kyi.

According to observers and analysts, recent targeted mob attacks and killing of Muslims in Myanmar are due to the facts that some number of people in Myanmar are too ignorant and intellectually deprived to understand crime should be deal with prevailing law in civilized manner.

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