Cha Lu Aung | DMG

10 July, Sittwe

The Indian government yesterday handed over 250 houses built for Hindu, Muslim and Arakanese people in Maungdaw Township whose houses were burnt during violence in 2017.

The Indian government built 148 houses for Hindus in Shwe Zar village, 42 houses for Arakaneses in Nant Tha Taung village and 160 houses for Bengalis who will return home to Kyain Chaung Taung village.

The hand-over ceremony was held on 9 July in Shwe Zar village where union minister Dr Win Myat Aye, vice minister U Soe Aung, Indian ambassador H.E. Mr Saurabh and departmental officials attended.

In 2017, ARSA terrorists attacked police outposts in Maungdaw region, killed dozens of security police and displaced a large number of local residents. The attack prompted military clearance operations against the insurgents, this resulted in over 700,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, international community said.

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