Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Arakanese: Buddhist and Muslim communities of Burma

Physical Features: Relations between Buddhists and Muslims in this area had grown hostile under British rule, for the same economic and social reasons to which we referred above with regard to the whole of Burma, and the tension led to an explosion upon the evacuation of the British troops before the advancing Japanese forces. Gangs of Buddhist Arakanis in the southern part of the province, where Buddhist constitute a majority, raided Muslim villages and slaughtered part of the population.

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