I am a Burmese exile taking a near-permanent refuge in New York and Sydney. Here are my essays about Burma and anything else I feel like writing about. And posting the articles I like from selected sites. Bridging Burma to the world this Blog is more of a Politically-Oriented Literary Blog than a Plain News Blog or a Sophisticated Thoughts Blog.
Buddhists fleeing the recent genocide in Bangladesh.
More than 1,500 Buddhist refugees
fleeing their homes in the Chittagong-hill-tracts of Bangladesh were forcefully
pushed back into Bangladesh by the Indian border security forces on August 12.
The Buddhist refugees from the Yakhine
tribes of Maramar, Thet, and Dynet had fled from their homes after one of the
frequently-occurring genocidal attacks by the Bangladeshi Muslim settlers during
the 3-days long Muslim-riots from August 3 to August 5.
The Buddhists had fled to the
neighbouring Indian State of Tripura after the Bangladeshi-Muslims attacked and
burned down their houses in the Khagrahchari District - in Bangladesh’s once-Buddhist-majority Chittagong Hill Tracts – after
the false rumours of Buddhists kidnapping a Bangladeshi-Muslim Cycle-carrier
were maliciously spread by the Islamist jihadists hell bent on driving all the
Buddhists out of CHT.
The genocidal attacks killed undisclosed
number of Buddhists and seriously wounded 12 while a Yakhine woman is still
missing presumed kidnapped by the Muslims. All together 35 houses from four
Buddhist villages were burned down and more than 200 houses were destroyed by
the rampaging Bangladeshi Muslims.
A devastated Buddhist family attacked in August 3-5 riots.
Bangladeshi government had announced the
4 Muslim instigators leading the genocidal attacks were already arrested and
also promised to provide the compensation of Taka 25,000 (about kyats 300,000)
to each family in addition to the essential foodstuff and temporary tarpaulin
“Government’s also promised to rebuild the damaged and burnt-down Buddhist
houses but they never ever keep their promises,” Said Oo Oo Htun Hla
the Secretary of the Phalounchate’s Ardivarthi (Associations for the Non-Muslim
Natives of Bangladesh).
According to the Buddhist locals this
is the fifth genocidal attack on the Buddhist natives of Chittagong Hill Tracts
by the Bangladeshi Muslim settlers in this year 2013 alone, and these repeated attacks
are part of the ongoing genocide campaign led by Saudi’s Al-Rabitah (Muslim
World League) to convert or drive out the Buddhist natives of CHT in Muslim-majority