Buddhist mob sets fire to Muslim prayer hall in Myanmar

Buddhist mob sets fire to Muslim prayer hall in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, July 2 (IANS) A mob of Buddhists set fire to a Muslim prayer hall in Myanmar on Friday, the day that UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee appealed to the government to put an end to sectarian violence, the media reported on Saturday.

An eyewitness said the incident took place in Hpakant town, 652 km north of the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Efe news reported.

“Buddhist nationalists” demanded the Muslim prayer hall be demolished, saying it had been illegally constructed.

The Muslim community said it would do so only on official orders from authorities, but failed to deter the mob made up of hundreds of people mostly from other towns who bore knives and sticks.

Firefighters attempted to put out the fire but were prevented from doing so by the mob, the source said.

Lee, the UN special rapporteur for Myanmar, on Friday wrapping up a 12-day visit to the country, called on the government — the first democratic one in over half a century — to end institutional discrimination against the Muslim minority.

“The government must demonstrate that instigating and committing violence against an ethnic or religious minority community has no place in Myanmar,” said Lee, an expert in human rights, in Yangon.

Sectarian violence in Myanmar broke out in 2012 following the gangrape and murder of a Buddhist woman by three Muslim men.

Dozens of people have since died, and around 140,000 Muslims — mostly minority Rohingyas who are not recognised by authorities, who term them Bangladeshis — remain displaced in difficult conditions in camps in western Myanmar.

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  1. Rampa, will your chief Steno (Garnaba Arsewami) at Times Now report on this? Will Brinda Karat (CPIM), MR(I) Venkatesha (a Chartered Accountant), Rahula Eeswara (a so called ‘novelist’ cum Shampoo ad model), Khushboo (Cong I) and Gen GD Bhakshi debate this?

    To take a leaf outta your (Joke) Book, ‘IF this were to happen to a ‘Tembill’ (as our renowned panelist called Rahula (not Pappu, yaar)) JUST imagine the hue and cry!’. Get the drift? Or, are you waiting for your copy of your Rapidex? 😉

  2. Once again, our Saudi-trained Praveena Pinto engages in false moral equivalence between one group that set fire to a prayer hall and another group that is slaughtering dozens on daily basis. This is the same mindset that compares ISIS to US!!!!! While Praveena was raised on a high dosage of anti-sanaathana diet, his obsession to cover for peaceful acts come from his unpleasant stay in Saudi after his US visa attempts fell through. Look how quickly he points out Budhists (an offshoot of sanaathana dharma) while keeping a complete silence on a slaughter that took place in Dhaka by practitioners of peace. His Western Masters, known for playing these double games for centuries, are reaping the bad karma. How long will it take for ‘Beef Club’ to wake up to this reality? Oh well…

  3. Once again, our Saudi-trained Praveena pinto engages in false moral equivalence between one group that sets fire to a prayer hall and another group that is slaughtering dozens on daily basis. – Joker rampa

    Who is who keeps sniffing up places where the sun doesn’t shine? (Hint: idiots detained at MIA for smuggling Mackenna’s gold).

    Man, Rampa. It must be Saturday mid morning for you and already you are hallucinating and singing – like a parakeet high on marijuana. Ella OK no, Rampa? Well, I can imagine the retention powers of your memory (memory? WHAT memory?) So, let me refresh ‘it’ although I know it is going to be in vain. See ya Rampa, I have no sympathy for the Daesh or RSS ‘bulbuls’, Buddhist monks on rampage, Christian nitwits, Sikh extremists………. etc.

    Onchooru jeppule, dhani. Lakknaga eer sari aapar. Oh, irna rapidex thikknde?

  4. “…… while keeping a complete silence on a slaughter that took place in Dhaka by practitioners of peace” – RampaNNA

    YOU jobless Yumreeki jokers created that monster called Daesh/ISIS. Recollect WoMD’s and the canards spread to invade Iraq? YOU dolts CREATED that perfect breeding ground for vermin to exist and flourish. YOU jokers didn’t & DON’T have the cojones to go AFTER the country from which the MOST no. of 9/11 terrorists came from. Even though a bill is being framed to sue it, your chicken-livered country is reluctant to pass it because the tribals will pull out some 750+ billion USD and cause chaos in your already fragile economy. Man, those chaps have you BENT over a barrel of crude. And you guys are v happy and EVEN moaning with pleasure! Jeez! think of it!

    Now, you chaps have yellow-livers when it comes to blowing-up the Daesh vermin to smithereens. Oh no! No Yumreeki precious boots on the ground – they are TOO precious you see! JUST video games (drones) played from places such as Creech Air Force Base, Nellis Air Force base, Hurlburt field, Davis-Monthan Air Force base, Whiteman, Ellington, Hollowman AF bases…. some 64 such places, I believe.

    Well, cleaning up ones OWN messy backside ain’t easy. Surely, not as simple as calling the RSS bulbuls – ‘Saviors of Akhandaaa Bharathaaaa’, I know. But hey, I didn’t draw up the Sikes-Picot line. I didn’t invade Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya (not to mention covert ops in dozens of OTHER sovereign countries). You jokers didn’t even learn a lesson after some ‘slant-eyes’ booted your Western Masters *’s & stripes undies outta Vietnam.

    So, what are you griping about? Try some Bonnisan, my lil boy!

  5. I notice that joker Praveena Pinto doesn’t have any rebuttal to my post on his false moral standards and apologist mindset towards ISIS!! In the absence of any valid points, he does what he always does – change the subject and make some random references to vimana nildaana and marijuana!! LOL LOL It’s amazing how dishonest and idiotic the Beef Club members can be on the same day 20 innocent people were slaughtered purely based on one simple criteria!!!

  6. There he goes again blaming it all on Doddanna!!! Praveena Pinto blames US for ISIS. What about Al Queda? I’m sure he would blame it on somebody. What about Talibaan, what about Indian Mujahiddeen? Before you realize, you would be back to 7th century. And, Praveena and other regressive idiots will have an excuse for every atrocity this group has committed under different names!! His unpleasant stay in Saudi Arabia has clearly taken a toll on his ‘dinka-dinka’ personality and turned him against his own western masters!! Go Pervez!! I mean, Praveena!! smiles….

  7. “doddanna…. Praveena Pinto blames US for ISIS. .. 7th century.. dinka-dinka …unpleasant stay in Saudi….Go Pervez” – Namma Yumreeki Rampe

    Hey Rampa.. any subtitles in ENGLISH for your rants in Samskrutam?

    Say, did the rapidex arrive as yet? 😉

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