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Myanmar jails two Buddhists for riot murders: Officials

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 15:20

Myanmar has sentenced two Buddhist men to seven years in prison for murders during religious violence in March that left dozens of people dead, a local official said Monday.

Two killed in Myanmar refugee camp dispute: UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 22:20

The UN refugee agency said that two people were killed and six wounded when security forces tried to quell a dispute at a refugee camp housing Muslims in western Myanmar.

Myanmar says govt not to blame for religious riots

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 22:02

The Myanmar government today rejected remarks by a UN human rights official suggesting that the authorities bear some blame for recent mob attacks by Buddhists on minority Muslims that killed dozens of people.

Myanmar religious riots: Emergency rule declared in Meiktila, 20 dead

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:29

State of emergency has been declared by Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Friday, in four townships here as riot between Buddhists and Muslims, which killed at least 20 people escalated after its outbreak on Wednesday, as per reports.

Mamata proposes separate council for Lepchas, Gurung disposes

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 19:26

After ruling out division of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee hinted at formation of a separate development body for Lepchas and Buddhists.

Muslim-Buddhist clashes spread in western Myanmar

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 09:11

The unrest is one of the worst reported between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

Buddhists protest in front of Bangladeshi mission in Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 19:13

Several Buddhist monks marched in front of the Bangladeshi High Commission here o Thursday to protest against the attacks on the community in that country.

Opposition attacked Buddhists: Bangladesh

Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 23:22

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s government is blaming Islamic radicals and opposition activists for attacks over the weekend on minority Buddhists and their temples in southern Bangladesh.

Myanmar monks back President`s anti-Rohingya plan

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 18:19

Hundreds of Buddhist monks in Myanmar have staged a rally in support of the President and his proposal to send the members of a Muslim minority to another country.

Myanmar sets up internal probe of sectarian unrest

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:14

Myanmar`s government has formed a commission to investigate the causes of recent sectarian violence in which at least 83 people were killed.

More than 70,000 Buddhists live in Mizoram

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 17:34

More than 70 thousand Buddhists live in Christian-dominated Mizoram and they constitute the second largest religious group in the state.

Sri Lankan Buddhists demand demolition of mosque

Last Updated: Monday, May 07, 2012, 20:58

Last month, thousands of Buddhist monks stormed the mosque in town of Dambulla, saying it was constructed illegally.