Hindus in Myanmar flee vicious attacks of Rohingya Jihadi outfit(Rohingya Salvation army)

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Displaced Rakhine ethnic people from Maungdaw township, arrive at the monastery for temporary shelter in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 31 August 2017. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA

Village chief San Tun's remote Mro tribe used to get by foraging in the Myanmar jungle, living among the patchwork of ethnic groups who co-existed imperfectly in Rakhine state.

But last month murder visited his community.

An attack on his people, allegedly by Rohingya terrorists, was the catalyst for the worst round of fighting the region has ever seen, forcing them to flee death, arson and suspicion.


San Tun says the terrorists killed eight villagers as they were out foraging, including his brother and oldest son, on August 3.


Following the deaths, there was a build-up of security forces in northern Rakhine.

Heavy fighting broke out three weeks later between the terrorists and security forces, causing some 73,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee west into Bangladesh.

But a smaller and similarly terrified stream of civilians from Rakhine's Buddhist and Hindu communities -- some 11,000 -- have headed in the opposite direction, their lives also upended by neighbour turning on neighbour.

The Mro, a forest-dwelling and mainly Buddhist tribe who live on Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, are among them, fleeing the latest round of violence in which they had played an inadvertent central role.

"We Mro used to live on the forests and mountains, our only business was farming since the time of our ancestors," San Tun, 46, told AFP earlier this week in a government-controlled village outside Maungdaw, the main town in northern Rakhine to which many Buddhists and Hindus have escaped.

"Now we have no security," he lamented.

- Tit for tat -
The Rohingya militant group fighting Myanmar's military since last October -- the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) -- said the coordinated ambushes they launched on August 25 were in response to the fresh security crackdown on their kin.

San Tun said many of his Mro people -- who number between 20,000 and 40,000 -- had to leave everything behind as they sought sanctuary in government-held areas, fearful the terrorists would target them again.

Now in relative safety his thoughts turned to the village livestock and ripe paddy fields they were forced to abandon.

"There is no one left to feed them, I think our pigs will have died," he said.

Han Thein, an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist, said her village of Khan Thaya was one of the places ambushed by terrorists on August 25.

They spent the night hiding out in nearby forest. After the fighting died down, her 62-year-old husband returned to see if he could salvage anything. But Ha Thein decided to press on to Sittwe, Rakhine's state capital. She has not heard from him since.

"I was just worried for my grandchildren," she told AFP in the grounds of a Buddhist monastery where many refugees had gathered to wash what little clothing they had with them and rest.

"We just ran, we didn't think about anything other than our safety. But now I am very worried for my husband. He is old."

Some of those gathered in Sittwe said it was not the first time they had been forced to flee because of sectarian fighting.

"This is the third time I have left my village," said San Mae, a 52-year-old Rakhine Buddhist.

She first fled Baw Di Kone village in 2012 when sectarian riots coursed through Rakhine, killing more than 100 people and forcing some 120,000 people, mostly Rohingya, into internal camps. Violence broke out again in 2015.

- 'We were once brothers' -
But the current round of fighting is the worst Rakhine has ever experienced.

For the first time, the state's small Hindu population has found itself targeted.

Last week an AFP reporter visited a hospital in Maungdaw where the bullet-riddled bodies of six Hindu construction workers had been brought. Survivors said the group had been ambushed by the terrorists.

"We came here for a while because Muslims were causing disturbances," Chaw, a 50-year-old Hindu woman in Maungdaw, told AFP. "But we do not know where we will go if the situation gets any worse."

Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh have confirmed that some of their men have stayed behind to join ARSA and fight Myanmar's military, often wielding little more than sticks and swords.

Analysts long warned that decades of state-sanctioned restrictions and persecution of the Rohingya risked fostering militancy among a Muslim minority that had largely eschewed violence.

But support for the militants is far from universal, with some Rohingya left in Rakhine saying they were furious the attacks have poured fuel on the flames of Myanmar's already vitriolic anti-Muslim tensions.

"We do not want terrorists," a Muslim Rohingya from the village of Maungni told AFP.

"We will cooperate with the ethnic Rakhine (Buddhists)," he added. "We used to be like family and brothers before this."
http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/buddhists-and-hindus-flee-myanmar-attacks
 

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and the MOFO sickularists want these jihadis to remain in india.

how about sending 30 Muslim Rohingya refugees cum jihadis each to stay in the homes of all these sickularists/NGOs so that they can get a taste of the peaceful nature .

after all charity begins at home.

they want the common man on the streets to face the brunt of these jihadis why not let the sickularists/NGOs get a taste of the same medicine .

say no to Muslim Rohingya refugees cum jihadis

use twitter facebook any social media outlet to force these cockroaches out. spread the awareness

unless every indian starts to contribute a little bit of our time the cockroaches will destroy our generations present and future

every self respecting patriot Indian must contribute otherwise it will end up as a disaster.
take to the social media retweet , forward messages those supporting deportation.
 

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and the MOFO sickularists want these jihadis to remain in india.

how about sending 30 Muslim Rohingya refugees cum jihadis each to stay in the homes of all these sickularists/NGOs so that they can get a taste of the peaceful nature .

after all charity begins at home.

they want the common man on the streets to face the brunt of these jihadis why not let the sickularists/NGOs get a taste of the same medicine .

say no to Muslim Rohingya refugees cum jihadis

use twitter facebook any social media outlet to force these cockroaches out. spread the awareness

unless every indian starts to contribute a little bit of our time the cockroaches will destroy our generations present and future

every self respecting patriot Indian must contribute otherwise it will end up as a disaster.
take to the social media retweet , forward messages those supporting deportation.
By the rule of state it is A criminal offence to house a illegal immigrants and provide Identity card and citizenship to them.
These NGO and sickular liberandu should be in jail for this but the gov in the centre has no balls to do it.
 

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Dozens of Hindus Killed in Maungdaw: Relatives
Hindu villagers take shelter at a temple in Buthidaung Township’s Myoma Ward. / Hindu Youth Relief Group / Supplied
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  • By Nyein Nyein 5 September 2017

    SITTWE, Rakhine State – Eight-year-old Muni is one of the sole survivors in her Hindu family, after eight of her relatives were reportedly killed by Muslim militants one week ago in Kha Mauk Seik village, some 40 miles from downtown Maungdaw, in northern Rakhine State.

    The girl had left her family to work in the home of a friend, Mina Kumari, also in Maungdaw Township, six months earlier.

    Through an interpreter, Muni told The Irrawaddy on Sunday a statement that was echoed by other relatives and a Hindu community leader in Bangladesh—that she had heard her parents, grandmother, newborn brother, sisters and brothers-in-law had been killed.

    One of her elder sisters is among eight women who said they were initially abducted by militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), but now sheltering at a relief camp in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong District. Following ARSA attacks on 30 police outposts on Aug. 25, the Myanmar government declared the group a terrorist organization.

    According to aid workers, Bangladesh is also now hosting some 87,000 self-identifying Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled northern Rakhine State since the Myanmar Army began renewed clearance operations in Maungdaw following the ARSA attacks.

    They join hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees already in the region, displaced after an earlier round of attacks in 2016.

    An additional 11,700 Buddhist Arakanese, Arakanese subgroups, and Hindus have been internally displaced, with many taking shelter in monasteries in the state capital of Sittwe, and Ponnagyun and Kyauktaw townships.

    Bangladesh’s The Daily Star reported on Sept. 1, that around 400 Hindus had left Rakhine State for Bangladesh and were staying at makeshift camp in Kutupalong, alongside displaced Muslims.

    More than 500 Hindus are also taking refuge at four temples in Sittwe, partially supported by a government relief team, according to community leaders in Sittwe.

    The Daily Star said that the displaced villagers estimated that more than 80 members of their communities in Rakhine State had been killed by unidentified armed men.


    As journalists are barred from the conflict zone, The Irrawaddy spoke to religious leaders and relatives of the deceased in Sittwe.

    Villagers who arrived in Sittwe on Sunday told The Irrawaddy that they believed around 70 residents of three communities—Kha Mauk Seik Taung Ywar, Kha Mauk Seik Yebaw Kyar, and Ohtein (also known as as Fakirabazar, Riktapara, and Chikonchhari respectively)—had been killed.

    “The news about Kha Mauk Seik was heard on Saturday, and they are so desperate. They have no family members left to take care for them,” said U Maung Hla, the vice chairman of the Rakhine State Hindu Council, referring to 8-year-old Muni and another girl—16-year-old, Kajali, who told The Irrawaddy that since she left Maungdaw four months ago, she had lost nine relatives.


    Mina Kumari, with whom Muni is living, told The Irrawaddy that she had lost her son in the violence, but had made contact with her daughter-in-law and Muni’s sister now in Bangladesh.

    “My daughter-in-law could not speak properly on the phone, she was crying a lot and was very afraid,” said Mina Kumari.

    Mina Kumari said that her daughter-in-law explained over the phone that she had been forced to undergo a conversion to Islam with seven other women, and that she and her three children avoided being murdered after she gave one of the gunmen her gold earrings.


    The Irrawaddy was unable to interview the victims directly on the phone, as they said they were too afraid to speak to the media, in either Burmese, Arakanese or Hindi languages.

    Speaking to The Irrawaddy through an interpreter and on the condition of anonymity, a leader from the Hindu temple in Dakshin Nihla in Bangladesh said that the eight women in question—including Mina Kumari’s daughter-in-law—were brought to the temple by Bangladeshi border police.

    He estimated 470 Hindus had fled to Bangladesh.

    He alleged that the women were filmed by members of the ARSA and told to say they feared attacks from ethnic Arakanese and the Myanmar security forces.

    A sister-in-law of one of the survivors of the Hindu villages watched the video and told The Irrawaddy: “I know these women, two are from Buthidaung two are from Maungdaw.”

    It should be noted, however, that widely documented testimony has been given by refugees to international media outlets, human rights organizations, and the UN since Myanmar Army clearance operations from October 2016 to February 2017 following the Oct. 9, 2016 attacks, describing the perpetration of abuses by security forces ranging from torture to rape to arson and extrajudicial killings.

    Government figures report that since Aug. 25, 15 members of Myanmar’s military and police have been killed and 14 civilians—including seven Rakhine Hindus, three Daingnet, and four Arakanese.


    The government states that 370 suspected militants had been killed since Aug. 25, but these figures do not address the deaths of Muslim civilians, who make up the largest displaced group.

    https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/dozens-hindus-killed-maungdaw-relatives.html
 
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