Burma Times Desk Report: April 26, 2015
More than 4,000 ethnic Kaman Muslims in Arakan State remain in need of new houses following the 2012 riots, according to the Kaman National Development Party.
According to Irrawaddy, Tin Hlaing Win, secretary of the Kaman National Development Party said that the Kamans do not deserve to live in camps.
Although the Kamans are citizens of the country and traditionally accepted by society at large, anti Muslim sentiments fuelled violence against them in recent times.
Buddhist nationalist groups such as the 969 movement that advocate a Burma only for Buddhists and incites violence against Muslims have found increasing popularity among large sections of the populace.
The military backed government has also courted these groups to entrench their unpopular rule.
As a result, the bewildered Kaman community was the target of brutal attacks perpetuated by Rakhine Buddhists.
In the meantime state minister for Rakhine state Maung Maung Ohn is scheduled to meet representatives from the Kaman National Development Party, according to Irrawaddy.
There are about 20,000 Kamans in the country, according to estimates.
Sources say that while Kamans might be reallocated new housing, in light of the new anti Muslim sentiment prevalent in the country, it seems very unlikely that this are going to be the last bout of attacks against this community.