Authorities say Muslims set fire on their own houses to discredit Buddhist movement
Burma Times Correspondent: February 25, 2015
The mysterious spate of fire continues as this time four houses have burned down at Sindi parang, Buthidaung on Monday.
This is the fourth such incident in just over a fortnight. Like an earlier case, there seemed to be a presence of an inflammable chemical in one of the rooms.
The houses belonged to Nurul Islam s/o Abdul Matlab, his brother Sabbir Ahmed, Abul Hossain s/o Abdul Jabbar and Osman s/o Noor Ahmed.
Authorities once again allege that the victims themselves have burned down their own hut to blame the 969 movement and Rakhine nationalists.
The four families have been forbidden to rebuild their houses as a punitive measure. Other Muslim families have been warned not to house these families.
The family members including women and children are living in the open.
Similar arson incidents have taken place on February 8, February 12 and February 21 in Maungdaw. In each case the government has blamed the victims for setting fire on their own houses to discredit Buddhist nationalist movements. Some of the victims are on the run from authorities.
The chain of events have given suspicion to the involvement of the 969 movement or some other anti Muslim group in the incident.
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