A new massacre in the form of Muslim Mass Murder has become a word of horror for the Muslims of Burma. In the South-East of Asian continent, Burma is a sovereign state. One third of Burma’s total are consists of a continuous coast line along the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Burma’s total population is more than 60 million. The majority of Burmese have opted Buddhism as their religion. 89% of Burmese are Buddhists whereas Christians and Muslims are just 4% each of the population. Thus Burma can be stated as a Buddhist state.
The story of this Muslim Mass Murder is not a new one. The history goes back to the date when former India got partitioned in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The Muslims of the Indian subcontinent mass migrated to Pakistan and Bengal (now Bangladesh) which was declared Muslim states, some Muslims also migrated to Burma. Since then,tensions between Muslims and Buddhists have been there to be seen.
But in the recent times this conflict has taken a horrible shape. In 1997 in Mandalay, a Buddhist statue was broken and it was presumed that someone has done that in search of a valuable ruby that was thought to be inside the statue. Muslims were accused and a racial violence was turned up against the Muslims. 1000 to 1500 monks shouted anti-Muslim slogans and some of them also got arrested.
Once again, in 2001 in Taungoo, 200 Muslims were murdered. This Muslim Mass Murder took place when anti-Muslim pamphlets were widely distributed by the Buddhist monks and this conflict was based on the destruction of Bamiyan in Afghanistan. In revenge, 11 mosques were also destroyed by Buddhists in Burma.
In the running year 2012, the death toll of Muslims who have been killed has reached a horrifying digit. More than 200,000 Muslims have been killed and many other deaths remain unregistered. This Muslim Mass Murder has been told to be a reaction of a sectarian violence. This all started with the murder of 11 Muslims by the Buddhist army resulting in a protest by the Muslims. But the Buddhists kept on killing Muslims, destroying mosques and burning houses without any mercy.
On a day, in such a modern world, it appears to be an absolute fantasy that so much blood is being spilled as a result of this Muslim Mass Murder yet there is not the kind of awareness that should have been there around the globe. Most experts believe that such carelessness from the world’s nations on this horrible massacre around the Muslims is astonishing. This shows the “awareness” of the modern world and all the “successful” communication media.
What can be more saddening that the religion that has been based on love and mutual respect and the followers of the religion who are known to be the most peaceful people are carrying out these killings. It is a shame indeed to know this fact that the flag carriers of peace are violating each and every human right they possibly can. What is even more astonishing and shame full is the silence of Muslim countries on this massacre. Few Muslim states like Pakistan have shown some concerns which are certainly not enough.