Mandalay Authorities Impose City-Wide Curfew

Mandalay Authorities Impose City-Wide Curfew

Tin Tin Kyaw (3rd R) cries near the body of her husband Soe Min, a 51-year-old man who was killed in a recent riot, at a mosque in Mandalay. (Photo: Reuters)

MANDALAY — Mandalay District authorities have announced a night time curfew after two consecutive nights of inter-communal violence between Buddhist and Muslim residents rocked Burma’s second biggest city and left two people dead and 14 injured.

Mandalay residents have to remain inside from 9 pm to 5 am and the curfew will take effect on Thursday night, according to an official announcement disseminated in the city. During these hours, gatherings of five people or more are prohibited.

“Anyone who fails to obey the order shall be detained through use of force and charged under existing laws,” the announcement said.

The curfew was imposed by the head of Mandalay District Administration and will cover all six townships in Mandalay. The announcement said the curfew would help ensure the public’s safety and rule of law as there had been clashes in the two previous nights.

Most shops in riot-affected Muslim areas remains closed and the situation remains tense. Authorities have deployed about 1,000 police on Tuesday to stem the unrest, but failed to prevent further clashes on Wednesday night.

3 Responses to Mandalay Authorities Impose City-Wide Curfew

  1. Where is Myanmar Family photo ? Irrawaddy showing the world, Myanmar are ????? so sad about …Myanmar ….The name is used by Myanmar (Irrawaddy River) but doing for Muslin !!!

  2. #update #MYANMAR #BURMA #Riots #Mandalay #After #Muslims #Raped #Buddhist #Girl

    The riots at Muslims-owned Sun-Café on July-1 were basically triggered by the rape case now pending as the Sexual-Assault-Case Pa/293-2014 (Crime Act of Rape – 376) charged by Pyinmanar Police against two Mandalay Muslim brothers San Maung and Ne Win also widely known as the Muslim-Mafia in Mandalay.

    Last night (July-1) there were rumors spreading like wildfire all over the town of 969-Monks’ pan to shut down and destroy two Muslim brothers’ Sun-Café. But Ma-Ba-Tha (969) monks later publicly denied the accusations.

    So the concerned Mandalay-Divisional-Police posted several Security-Police details at the area since about 4 pm yesterday. At about 6 pm both Muslim and Buddhist crowds began to appear in large numbers at the area around Sun-Café and as a precautionary measure Security-Police shut down all the shops in the area.

  3. Fake Accusation!
    Buddhist Propaganda!

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