Kyaukpru Juma Mosque and Madrasa destroyed

Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan State: Kyaukpru Juma mosque and an Arabic learning center – madrasa- were destroyed on November 18 by Rakhine mob, according to a source from Kyackpru.
These Juma mosque is the last Islamic religious building with together the Arabic learning center in Kyackpru Township after all the Muslim villages had been destroyed and burnt down by RNDP (Rakhine Nationalities Development Party) members, the source said.

The Muslims (Kaman) residents had been forced to leave their villages during the second violence, which was taken place in Than Ban Chuang village in October 2012.

Some villagers fled away to different places like— Sintamaw village of Pauk Taw Township, Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State and the rest have been residing in Kyackpru IDP camps after the violence.

The mosque and the Arabic learning Centre had been built in1954 and destroyed on November 18, 2013, by a mob of about 200 Rakhine extremists led by RNDP leader U Tin Aung Soe.

The Pike Sake fishing village of Kyauk Phyu Township was burnt down by Rakhine mobs and Buddhist monks on October, 2012,  where more than 1,000 houses had been razed. Most of the people fled to Sittwee (Akyab) and have been taking shelter in IDP camps.

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