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Thousands Rally to Support Anti-Muslim Two-Child Policy

7 June 2013

Thousands of Sittwe residents took to the streets on Thursday to show their support for a controversial law limiting Muslim couples in two townships in Arakan State from having more than two children. The rally, organized by groups of monks, social media users and local politicians, passed off peacefully, Najinjara news reported on Thursday. The two-child rule has not been enforced in the state for years. Tensions have remained high in Arakan State in southwest Burma, where last year two waves of violence targeted Muslims in the state, leaving at least 100 people dead and tens of thousands displaced.