Burma Boosts Security as Sectarian Violence Kills 50
Curfew imposed after 1K houses set on fire
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 25, 2012 8:31 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Burmese authorities are sending extra security forces to a volatile region where at least 50 people have been killed and more than 1,000 homes burned in recent days in a fresh outbreak of violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims, CNN reports. They've also lengthened curfews in several towns, among other security measures.

Burma's majority Buddhist population has been at odds with a minority Muslim group known as the Rohingya since this summer, after three Rohingya men were accused of raping and killing a Buddhist woman. The initial fighting killed at least 88, and left about 75,000 displaced. Many Rohingya have been moved to refugee camps to separate them from their Buddhist neighbors.

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HANKHILL
Oct 27, 2012 2:05 PM CDT
go buddhists go! sad but you must learn to kill to stay alive! muslims are already stone cold killers. good luck!
Bartmaeus
Oct 25, 2012 2:04 PM CDT
And the wonderful long-suffering woman sa sun somehing or other, the darling of the West, the wolf in sheep's clothing, is not questioned about her position on this apartheid structure, she being on the oppressive side.
sfreeman
Oct 25, 2012 10:16 AM CDT
The treatment of the Rohingas in Burma has been a continuing disgrace. These people have been living there for centuries but have been treated as personnae no grata, not even granted the basic right of citizenship. Unlike other minority groups in that country they've been trying to get in, not out. Discrimination and intolerance have been rampant and not even Ms. San Suu Kyii has taken up their cause. Shameful!