Satellite Images Show Myanmar Violence - Business Insider Myanmar's recent shift to openness and democracy has been hailed as a success, perhaps even a model for the similarly troubled North Korea. But some elements of Myanmar's shift to are troubling, notably a dramatic shift in ethnic tensions. In an incident earlier this month, Muslims in the town of Meiktila clashed with the Burmese majority Buddhists, leading to destruction of Muslim property by anti-Muslim mobs in the area. According to Human Rights Watch, some 828 buildings in the area were totally destroyed, the majority of them residences. State media puts the death toll at 40, but the New York Times, which described the event as "Kristallnacht in Myanmar", reports other figures closer to 200. These maps from HRW show the damage in satellite images. You can view a larger pdf of HRW's findings here. The Muslims living in Meiktila have no links to the stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar's East, the Rohingya. According to a separate report from HRW earlier this month, the Burmese government has been "restricting humanitarian aid and imposing discriminatory policies" on the Rohingya, who have been displaced by a campaign of ethnic violence which saw 125,000 forced to leave their home. [hr][/hr] Check out the slider-graphics on BI's page as well. This is pretty disturbing, especially since it seems to be perpetrated by the Buddhist majority against the minority, and the government is either standing aside or actively supporting the violence. Narendra Modi is lucky nobody has these sorts of graphics made of Gujarat in 2002.