Religious riot in Arakan State
A religious riot broke out in a town of
The three found dead were all Muslims, one of which was a Muslim religious teacher.
The riot broke out near Naga Pariyeti Sathin Thik, a Buddhist monastery of the district town of
According to another source, the riot started after a young Muslim sweeper from a local mosque insulted several Buddhist monks near the monastery.
The sweeper is said to be an informant for the local army station of Kyauk Pru and he was known to insult the local Arakanese people, said Ko Naing Naing from Arakan League for Democracy (ALD), quoting several town's people.
In response to the incident, the town authority has cut off all telephone lines in town for fear of information getting out regarding the riot.
Arakan is considered a very
sensitive state in
In the 2001 riot of Akyab, at least 30 people were killed and many properties were destroyed in the incident. #
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