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Voice of America | Apr 1
Burma is being urged to hold accountable those responsible for sectarian violence in March, mainly targeted at Muslims, that left at least 43 peopl...
Pakistan isn't the only country going through troubled times. Over in Myanmar, ethnic conflict earlier this month led to the deaths of at least 50 people, with up to 90,000 others being displaced. Today, the violence is mostly over, and soldiers and aid workers are clearing out some of the burnt-out neighborhoods in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. But many of the migrant Muslims who lived here are still gone, after having fled the violence.
And many native Burmese are also without homes and are crowding into shelters, still afraid to leave.
The violence started after a Burmese woman was raped and killed, allegedly by three Muslim men. In retaliation, a mob dragged ten Muslims off a bus and killed them. And that caused gangs from both communities to go to war.