A person of Kachin, a minority ethnic group in Burma. SOHU
Unidentified men last week stoned a house full of worshippers for an hour in a predominantly Buddhist village in Burma (Myanmar), injuring six people, sources said.
In Kanta Kawn Township, Magway Region in central Burma, 27 Christians were holding a Christmas worship service on Dec. 17 when at 8 p.m. stones began hitting them in Paw Lwe village, the homeowner told Morning Star News. He said that last year, Buddhists in the area told Christian families to flee the village following a similar attack.
U Wah Daw stated that stones had broken a wall in his home, and caused injuries to the back, chest and hands of several worshippers, including the pastor.
” We were afraid, but we didn’t make any noise when they threw stones at my house,” U Wah Daw said to Morning Star News. “They threw stones at me while I was praying. My house sustained minor damage. I filed a complaint to the police and they handled it. “
The stones also fell in curries and meals and caused damage to motorbikes, furniture, dishes, and plates.
Area Christians claimed that attackers signaled each other and threw stones at every side of the house. They also broke in and vandalized the house, they claimed.
Injured back of Christian in Paw Lwe village, central Burma attacked on Dec. 17, 2018. (Morning Star News)
” We are looking into those suspected of being involved in the attack,” stated a Min Ywa police officer. “We have not yet arrested them. We are aware that many were involved in the attack. “
Aung San Myint, a lawmaker in Magway Region, told Burmese news outlet The Irrawaddy that the assailants must be brought to justice, as it is illegal to interfere with religious celebrations.
According to local residents, there are only four ethnic Chin Christian family members in this predominantly Buddhist village.
Burma is about 80 percent Buddhist and 9 percent Christian.
The country is ranked 24th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
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