Myanmar charges 6 Muslims for sectarian violence

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  1. afako

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    A Myanmar court has charged six Muslims with murder for their alleged role in the death of a Buddhist monk during sectarian violence that shook the country in March.

    The charges filed Monday mark the latest legal action against minority Muslims in the central city of Meikthila, one of several recent flashpoints of violence that rights groups have called an organized campaign of ethnic cleansing in the Buddhist nation.

    Several days of rioting and violence in Meikhtila left more than 40 people dead and more than 12,000 displaced, most of them Muslim. No Buddhists have been charged yet.

    Containing the violence has posed a serious challenge to President Thein Sein's reformist government as it attempts to institute political and economic liberalization after nearly half a century of military rule.

    YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar charges 6 Muslims for sectarian violence - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com
     
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  3. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    So, this was the real cause, same as Godhara.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What has Aung San Suu Kyi to say?
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Separately I pasted a link "The property and the Lady" showing Suu Kyi has become a sophisticated politician.

    She's muted over Rohingya human rights not to irritate Buddhist majority.

    The same "votebank" politics.

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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    She has taken a wise decision so that the so called peace loving community is punished for their not so peaceful acts..

    Here "votebank" politics means Sick-ularism and minority appeasement. :tsk:
     
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    Several days of rioting and violence in Meikhtila left more than 40 people dead and more than 12,000 displaced, most of them Muslim.

    Where is "Minority appeasement"?
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    By "here" I meant India.
     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Myanmar has more guts than India :)
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    India SHOULD learn from Burma before the so called minority becomes majority and demands and executes another division of India. :tsk:
     

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