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The Limestone of Myanmar History

The brutal history of Myanmar cannot be ignored, as if it is trying to hide, but will always re-emerge so vividly. in the last couple of years, this area of the world has always been in the news and was depicted as a place of violence which is very much true I might add.

 

Now, even though the scenario is something constructive and pivotal because of the last elections, we still see these horror images and unimaginable conditions these poor people face. And it is not just the Muslims facing the wrath of these murderous Buddhist extremists wearing official Myanmar military uniforms and piloting real Myanmar warplanes, Christians face the same fate as their Muslim brethren as well.

These so-called historical elections that took place for the first time in 25 years was the only free and fair election which eventually attained high turnout. However, Only Buddhists were allowed to vote.

Children, however, were thrown in jail just for being near these election spots and were regularly treated cruelly by the police and military. If you are not Buddhist, you will be viciously targeted even if you were a woman or child!

Approximately 30 million people were eligible and having rights to vote.  90 Parties with 6000 members participated in this election. Formerly, the ruling Government constituted by the assistance of the military, but now NLD (National League of Democracy) is evolving with its then strong candidate Mrs. Aung San Su and stern mandate. Masses were seen highly fresh and happy. Not even a single person was seen without a smile. Some senior citizens reported that they are casting their vote for the first time because they are watching the change.

Unfortunately, till now we have seen nothing to indicate that the elections have helped the Muslims and Christians in any way shape or form. It is up to the international community and people of the free world to shed light on the plight of these poor people and their children who face these horrors on a daily basis.

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Sajawal Rehman

Sajawal Rehman

I am Sajawal Rehman and I am an Investigative Journalist who focuses on World News & Events. I believe in selfless, unbiased journalism and I do my best to dig deep and get to the bottom of the stories.
With a special interest in Financial news around the world, I love writing about World Economy and how it impacts the world in many different ways.
I have an Engineering degree in Geographical Information Systems. I have also been writing for numerous leading news outlets in my country for more than 5 years & I like to keep an eye on recent developments going on around the world. This is my first job as an Internationally oriented News Website which is an honor to be part of.

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