Burma Times Correspondent: June 28, 2015
Movement restrictions for Kaman Muslims are being tightened by the government.
Traditionally Kaman Muslims have been accepted as citizens of this country. However with the rise of Buddhist nationalism, Kamans like other Muslim communities have been increasingly targeted. Things became especially bad during October 2012 when dozens of Kamans were killed and thousands displaced.
Nowadays many Kamans live in IDP camps where living conditions are miserable. But the government in an attempt to woo support from Buddhist nationalists are tightening the restrictions while telling the Kamans it is for their own security.
Movement restrictions on Kaman and Rohingya Muslims effectively deny them access to work and thus creates starvation like circumstances.