Burma Times Correspondent: June 09, 2015
An IDP camp of Kaman Muslims is still tense after police assaulted a woman on Saturday.
At around 9.30 am, four women from Kyauk Ta Loone IDP Camp,Kyauk Phyu went to a market in the state capital of Akyab. When they returned around noon, police cursed at them in filthy language and said Muslims are not supposed to go to Akyab. One of the woman protested the insults by the police. This angered the police and they started beating the woman.
As news spread around the IDP camp, Kamans gathered and an outbreak of violence seemed likely. But high ranking police officials rushed to the spot and promised the people that the guilty policemen will be punished.
But tension is still prevailing in the camp. Unlike Rohingyas, Kamans are recognized citizens of the country. However in 2012, Buddhist mobs influenced by the 969 movement carried out brutal attacks and killed scores of Kaman Muslims and evicted them from their homes.
Since then relationships with Buddhists have been tense.