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Mass grave in Myanmar reveals massacre of Hindus also
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Mass grave in Myanmar reveals massacre of Hindus also



IN A SHOCKING discovery, Myanmar authorities have found a mass grave where bodies of 28 Hindu villagers were buried after they were massacred by Rohingya Muslims.

While leading human rights organisations in India have been rightly making a lot of noise about New Delhi's stance towards the Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar not being allowed into India or facing deportation, little is being said about Hindu victims of the violence at the hands of Muslim Rohingya militants.

Authorities in Myanmar have accused Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindu villagers and throwing their bodies in a mass grave. Global media today quoted the army authorities as saying that bodies of 20 women and eight men and boys were found in two pits in northern Rakhine state.

Rohingya militants have been attacking police posts with some regularity even as an army offensive has led to more than 4 lakh Rohingyas fleeing the country. Sections of international polity have termed it an act of ethnic cleansing.

Critics of Human Rights organisations in India and elsewhere have often accused them of not being so vociferous when it comes to violence against Hindus who have also been displaced from their homes by the insurgency in Rakhine.
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Critics of Human Rights organisations in India and elsewhere have often accused them of not being so vociferous when it comes to violence against Hindus who have also been displaced from their homes by the insurgency in Rakhine.

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The Myanmar government's Information Committee has put out a graphic photo on its social media platforms of a mass Hindu grave found near the village of Yebawkya in Rakhine.

The Information Committee said 300 Arsa militants had rounded up about 100 villagers and killed most of them on August 25. Media's access to the region remains restricted. 

Buddhists form the majority in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state but there are also Hindu and Muslim communities as well as the Rohingya, a stateless mostly Muslim minority considered illegal migrants from Bangladesh. 
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