Cyclone Mahasen misses Burma, bringing relief to displaced Rohingyas
Pan-Muslim body urges Myanmar to allow OIC delegation
The world's top Islamic body, in a statement following a meeting in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah, also urged the UN Human Rights Commission to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Myanmar.
The statement called on "Burmese authorities to strongly respond to the organisation's appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit" Myanmar.Last year at least 180 people were killed in the western state of Rakhine in clashes between local Buddhists and Rohingya -- a Muslim minority treated with hostility by most Burmese who see them as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
Is the Burmese Military Keeping Rohingya Women As Sex Slaves?
Regiment 207's military camp a few miles from Sittwe.
Burma's Muslims are still having a pretty awful time of it. Last year, the country's Buddhist majority launched a series of attacks on the minority Rohingya Muslim population, supposedly because they're not "ethnically pure". The attacks have continued this year and now include the general Muslim population, as well as the ethnic Rohingyas, getting their homes burned down and heads smashed in by marauding gangs of vicious Buddhists.
Muslims protest in Delhi against Rohingyas killings
NEW DELHI: ARAB NEWS
Thursday 11 April 2013
Indian Muslim organizations and human rights bodies protested against the atrocities and cruel activities being meted out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Rangoon school fire: Imam probed for possible negligence
A Burmese imam is being investigated for possible negligence after 13 children died in a fire at a Muslim school in Rangoon, police said.
Police earlier blamed an electrical fault for the blaze. Most of the children escaped unharmed.
Riot police were deployed to the area as people gathered, concerned that the fire was linked to recent communal violence in other parts of the country.
At least 40 people have been killed since 20 March in the attacks which have mainly targeted minority Muslims.The school's imam and a Muslim teacher were being investigated but no arrests had been made so far, Rangoon police chief Win Naing told the AP news agency.