People strongly Condemn Vandalism of Insurgents of Terrorists on Pagodas and Religious Buildings

Insurgents of terrorists willfully launched drone attacks and mortar attacks on pagodas, stupas, temples sacred to Myanmar Buddhist people and other religious buildings including churches in some regions and states. Moreover, they make destructive acts to attack Buddhism by taking position at religious buildings as military bases. In this regard,

  • On 21 April 2023, PDF terrorists took position in Monastery of Pazigyi village in Kantbalu Township, Sagaing Region and built trenches for military purpose.
  • On 15 June 2023, KKO (splinter) group and PDF terrorists shelled Zawti Yarma main monstery in Kawkareik town, injuring a Buddhist sayadaw.
  • On 2 July 2023, KNLA and PDF terrorists took position at pagodas and religious buildings in Ukrita area and built trenches there for military purpose.
  • On 26 September 2023, KNPP and PDF terrorists destroyed the Catholic Church in Pan Tain Town in Kayah State by firing heavy weapons at it.
  • On 4 December 2023, MNDAA and combined terrorists launched drone attack on Standing Buddha Statue and Migata Maha Zedi in Muse, northern Shan State.
  • On 13 December 2023, TNLA insurgents of terrorists fired heavy weapons at Zeya Thukha monastery in Pauk Titema ward of Nankham.
  • On 25 December 2023, AA insurgents of terrorists shelled Mrauk-U ancient cultural museum, destroying sheets of inscription.
  • On 8 January 2024, combined insurgents of terrorists including MNDAA destroyed a pagoda, which is sacred to locals and Buddhist people, located on hill point-2202 (Sin Oo Gin hill) to the north of Si Awl village in Laukkai Township, northern Shan State.

Since insurgents of terrorists are destroying pagodas and religious buildings, Buddhist people including monks cannot tolerate such acts of vandalism and condemn those acts at rallies in regions and states. In this regard, people staged rallies in the following places;

  • At the location beside the Maha Bandoola Park on 10 January.
  • At the stone pillar of Independence in Lahio on 11 January.
  • On 12 January, at the location beside Kantha Mingla Lake in Magway; at the frontage of City Hall in Nay Pyi Taw Council area; in Taunggyi of southern Shan State; Meiktila, Kyaukse and Kyaukpadaung of Mandalay Region; and Magway town of Magway Region.
  • On 13 January, in the towns of southern and eastern Shan State; Myeik, Dawei and Kawthaung of Taninthayi Region; Yamethin of Mandalay Region; Taungdwingyi, Natmauk and Thayet of Magway Region; and Pyay of Bago Region.

Holding the signboards, the people attending the rally peacefully demonstrated by making shouts of the slogans such as “We don’t want terrorist groups which vandalize nationality, language and religion,” “Oppose destructive evils who insult our national sovereignty,” “Those who vandalize and destroy pagodas and Buddha statues which are sacred to Buddhist people (Our Enemy),” “ Those who destroy our language, our religion, our culture (Oppose them),” and “Traitors who abet acts of terrorism (we don’t want)”, it is reported.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (14-1-2024)

 

  • People including monks strongly condemn insurgents of terrorists who willfully committed acts of vandalism on pagodas, stupas, temples sacred to Myanmar Buddhist people and other religious buildings including churches in regions and states.
  • Holding the signboards, the people attending the rally peacefully demonstrated by making shouts of the slogans such as “Those who vandalize and destroy pagodas and Buddha statues which are sacred to Buddhist people (Our Enemy),” “ Those who destroy our language, our religion, our culture (Oppose them),” and “Traitors who abet acts of terrorism (we don’t want).
engdate: 
Monday, January 15, 2024 - 10:00
month: 
January, 2024