Myanmar verifying Muslim citizenship

Myanmar`s government has launched a major operation aimed at verifying the citizenship of Muslims in western Rakhine state, the coastal territory that has been torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim violence since June.

Sin Thet Maw: Myanmar`s government has launched a major operation aimed at verifying the citizenship of Muslims in western Rakhine state, the coastal territory that has been torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim violence since June.

Questions over whether the region`s Muslim Rohingya population qualify for citizenship are at the heart of a crisis that has killed nearly 200 people and displaced 110,000 more.

A team of Associated Press journalists that traveled to the remote island village of Sin Thet Maw found immigration officers in the midst of a painstaking, census-like operation that took them house to house.
Rakhine state government spokesman Win Myaing says the operation began November 8 in the township of Pauktaw, of which Sin Thet Maw is a part.
He says it will be carried out across all of Rakhine state.

PTI

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