- Posted March 22, 2013 by
Update:Anti-Muslim Riot in Meiktika ,Myanmar
20 March 2013
Thiri Mingala Ashae Mosque (East Mosque) in Meikhtila was completely burnt down this evening. The mosque was set on fire at 6 PM. Although there army and police units, they were not able to control it. The fire was extinguished at 8:30 pm. About eight muslim houses were also burnt down.
Two other mosques are said to have been destroyed as well.
During the riot this afternoon, Min Aung, a Muslim resident was beaten up by members of 88 Generation Students for taking photos of people destroying gold shops. His head and eyebrows were injured.
Ironically, he has been jailed at the police station. He is not allowed for medical treatment, and he is not allowed to see anyone either.
Min Aung is not a member of NLD (National League for Democracy), but he has been active on NLD activities.
According to M-Media sources, members of 88 Generation Students are responsible for the riot.
People who are involved in recent anti-Turkey War Cemetery in Meikhtila and distributing hate messages against Muslims in the forms of books and letters are Thiha, Htein Min Khaing, Mae Pa, May Htet Oo, Nyut Win and Dr. San Hlaing.