Muslim lives threatened again after attack in Myanmar

23rd Jun 2016
Reported by Phyu Lay
Video Credit- The Irrawaddy – Burmese Edition

Muslims who fled from their homes by yesterday anti-Muslim attack in Thuyethamain village were forced to seek refugee in police station after their lives have been threatened again today.

In yesterday incident, over two hundreds Buddhist villagers from the same village of Waw Township, Bago Region had destroyed properties of Muslims and their religious places including Mosque and cemetery following the argument between two neighbors.

During the attack, Muslims villagers fled from their homes and stayed together in a house near local police station.

Today again, some displaced Muslims were forced to seek refugee in police station after a villager shouted to wipe out the Muslims while they tried to take some foods and clothes from their partially-destroyed homes.

According to a witness, Buddhist assailants who were part of yesterday anti-Muslim attack are proclaiming to create the village as “Muslim Free Zone”, the situation widely seen across the country in recent years.

Among more than two hundreds Muslim villagers, about eighty people were left in the village right now as fear of future attacks have prompted others to leave their native.

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