Thursday, March 21, 2013

More Religious Violence In Burma

Courtesy: Mayu Press

Burma Town Under Curfew after Religious Violence -- Voice of America

BANGKOK — Authorities in Burma have put a town under curfew after violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left at least 10 people dead, including a Buddhist monk. Tensions have been simmering in Burma since communal clashes last year killed nearly 200 people and left more than 100,000 homeless.

Burma authorities say a nighttime curfew in the town of Meikhtila will remain in place after a second day of violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.

Hundreds of people rioted Wednesday, setting fire to shops and damaging at least two Muslim religious buildings.

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More News On Religious Violence In Myanmar

Buddhists and Muslims clash in central Burma town -- BBC
New curfew declared after 10 killed in central Myanmar riots -- Reuters
Violence erupts in Myanmar, 10 killed -- UPI
Communal in Violence in Burma Leaves 10 Dead; Mosque Burned -- Voice of America
At least 10 dead in Myanmar riots: MP -- Global Post/AFP
5 people dead, mosque torched as religious rioting continues in central Myanmar town -- Washington Post/AP
Sectarian Clashes Are Reported in Central Myanmar -- New York Times

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