World Bulletin / News Desk
A violent Buddhist mob is burning down homes in the West of Duchiradan village in Rakhine state, Myanmar, according to local reports.
On Tuesday, AA sources said that at least seven homes have been burnt down, in the same village where at least 48 Rohingya were killed last week.
The police and military are reportedly at the scene and are restricting access to Rohingya people trying to return to their village.
Since violence erupted in Rakhine state in June 2012, hundreds have been killed, at least 145,000 Rohingya Muslims have been displaced, tens of thousands are in desperate need of humanitarian aid and similar numbers have fled the country.
A year and a half after the initial violence erupted, displaced Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state still lack adequate shelter, drinking water, sanitation, and health care.
Rohingya Muslims are not recognized as Myanmar citizens under the 1982 Citizenship Law.
In 2013 Myanmar's President Thein Sein visited the UK on the first official visit of a Myanmar president to the country.Last Mod: 29 Ocak 2014, 10:10