Mass grave of 28 Hindus discovered, Myanmar Army blames killings on Rohingya militants

"Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State," a statement posted on the army chief's website said

By: AFP | Yangon | Published: September 24, 2017 9:16 pm
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslim family, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their belonging as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 (AP)

Myanmar’s army said on Sunday that a mass grave of 28 Hindus had been discovered in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants. The announcement could not be independently verified in an region that has been seized by communal violence since Rohingya militant raids on August 25 triggered a sweeping security crackdown.

“Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State,” a statement posted on the army chief’s website said. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) is the group whose attacks on police posts triggered an army backlash so brutal that the UN believes it amounts to ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority.

More than 430,000 Rohingya have fled the region to Bangladesh in under a month. Some 30,000 Hindus and Buddhists based in the area have also been displaced, with some saying were terrorised by Rohingya militants.

The army said that security officers found 20 dead women and eight men in the graves, including six boys under the age of ten. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed the discovery of the 28 bodies on Sunday.

A senior police officer in northern Rakhine told AFP they had been “buried with 10-15 bodies in each hole.” The village where the army chief said the bodies were found, Ye Baw Kya, is near a cluster of Hindu and Muslim communities in northern Rakhine called Kha Maung Seik.

Hindus from the area have told AFP that militants swept into their villages on August 25, attacking people who stood in their way, killing many and taking others away into the forest.

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  1. J
    Sep 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    Ho Can any one believe that this is the act of Muslims, and not Myanmar Army ?, they are trying to fool the world
    1. H
      Sep 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm
      These Rohingyas are the illegal breed of Pakistan army men when they are the rulers in Bangladesh. They use to go to Rakine state for breeding with out break. Those who born out of this outrage are physically and mentally ill people with out health care. Pakistan army only knows f and Forget. Unless until you eliminate these illegitimate breeds the universe is not safe. off course this is the same reason that RAGA went for illegal breeding in Thailand, Norway and its shore.
      1. S
        Sep 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm
      2. I
        Sep 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm
        hindus massacred whats wrong with that..they were massacred even in J K but our great leaders like Raga, Sitaram , Mamta our journos like Mr Sardesai and Ms Sagarika have no tears to shed.... After all hindus are of importance to no one...
        1. J
          Sep 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm
          China had occupied one third of Kashmir and we lost the battle with them in 1962, and China still threatening to India, but no so called "Nationalist Hindus" never talked about it, and no one boycott Chines products Only one reason. CHINA IS NOT A MUSLIM COUNTRY
        2. V
          Sep 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm
          Expel all illegal infiltrator Muslims who came from Bangladesh and Mynmar. Do something for their supporters also.
          1. M
            Sep 25, 2017 at 7:34 am
            Hindus in Burma are killed by Rohingyas. Yet, here in India itself, the Marxist-Mullah-Media Combine is asking the Indian Government to take at least ONE MILLION Rohingya Muslim refugees, look after them on a priority basis... Kashmiri Pandit Refugees and the 5,000 Pak. Hindu refugees coming to India every year, can wait.
            1. S
              Sameer Das
              Sep 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm
              But some media reports also claimed that the Burmese Hindus were killed by the Myanmar Security forces and Rohingyas are blamed for the massacre. God only knows, what is the truth.
              1. L
                Lucian DSilva
                Sep 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm
                It is seen in that when Refugees cross the Meditarian Sea, trying to settle with European Christians but in the boat they kills the minority Christians eventhough knowing they are going to enter into majority Christian kingdom. Killing their own folk just because they are non-Islamic followers.
                1. H
                  Sep 28, 2017 at 1:05 am
                  Don't you know the nature of Muslim terrorists everywhere. They are same in brutality in Iraq where yazidi people were killed brutally , yazidi women were taken as slaves. Even in j k Hindu pandits were killed and raped. 5 lakhs Hindu pandits were driven away from their home at Kashmir.Many of them are still refugees in their own country. Just open eyes with open mind you will see the proof of their brutality at every corner of the world where they are in majority.
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