Burmese authority surveys the Hindu population in Arakan state
Burmese authorities recently surveyed the population of Hindu people in Arakan state, but other communities were excluded from the survey, reported a Hindu community leader from Akyab.
district administrators from four districts of Arakan
state conducted the survey during the past few weeks as per the
But there is no detailed information as to why the Burmese military government conducted the survey only on Hindus, said a Hindu goldsmith.
The authorities collected a list of about 5000 Hindus living in Arakan state. The Arakanese Hindus originally hailed from
Hindu people entered into Arakan state while under British rule (1825-1948). They entered from
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