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Burma: dozens of mosques, madrasas slated for demolition

October 04, 2016

The government of Rakhine State in Myanmar (Burma) plans to demolish over 3,000 buildings of the Rohingya people, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

Among the buildings slated for demolition are 12 mosques and 35 madrasas. Last year, the Rohingya lost their voting rights.

Over 100,000 Rohingya have fled the country, and Myanmar is one of the leading sources of refugees admitted into the United States. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has expressed concern that the largely Buddhist nation is becoming less tolerant of ethnic and religious minorities, such as Rohingya Muslims and Kachin Christians.

 
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