October 4, 2016
Meanwhile in Meiktila, a city of central Myanmar, in the Mandalay region, Buddhist nationalists prevented Muslims from returning to their homes destroyed during the 2013 riots.
BBC Burmese Service reported a hostile mob refused to move out and many more were mobilised to prevent the Muslims from returning to their old homes. The Muslims have been turned out in March 2013 when Buddhist nationalists organised a pogrom killing scores from the minority community.
In recent months, the new government in a charm offensive led by Aung San Suu Kyi has tried to improve Myanmar’s image and is trying to show the world that steps are being taken to stop persecution of the beleaguered community. However, discrimination against Muslims continue, and there are fears that violence will continue.
Riots in Mandalay region, 2013