Black smoke rises from burning buildings as residents ride motorcycles in a street in riot-hit Meiktila, central Myanmar on March 21, 2013. — AFP
March 21, 2013
By Mohamed Farooq
The Buddhist mobs killed 28 religious students and 4 teachers in Hamayatul Islam Religious Arabic School (Maddarasa) of Mingalar Zayyu village under Meiktilar Township at about 6.30 AM, 21st March 2013.
Among the burnt down houses and buildings, Maddarasa Hamayatul Islam was the biggest one in Mingalar Zayyu village. The Buddhist extremists were entire night feeling free to mass kill, and attack Muslims and torch up houses with the Marshal Law Act-144 not to out but there is no barrier and attachment for Buddhist racists by security personnel and Army. At the night of 3 AM, a Buddhist merciful family situated near the Religious School had called and brought all the Muslim religious teachers and students to his house for the life safety. The Muslim religious school burnt into ashes around 4 AM by the racists.
At the morning 6 AM, Buddhist extremists group surrounded the house of Buddhist where Muslim students and teachers were sleeping with fear and tiredness. They asked the house owner to get out all the Muslims and shouted with iron arrows, swords, knife, iron rods, long bamboo and wood sticks. The Buddhist kind-hearted family requested them not to attack those Muslims as most of them are orphans and parentless came from far distances to acquire religious education and nothing else. The terrorists torched up the Buddhist house to come out all the Muslim students and teachers.
The Buddhist mobs brutally hit with their handed dangerous instruments till to death 28 students and 4 teachers in front of Army, Police and Hlun Tin (Riot police).
List of teachers killed by Buddhist mobs:
Maulana Mohammad Shafi,45,
Mufti Wazib,30, and another one