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August 08, 2020

Hindu families pray for local ethnic nationals, public servants and Hindus killed by terrorists

Hindu families pray for victims of the ARSA terrorist attacks in northern Rakhine. Photo: MNA
Hindu families pray for victims of the ARSA terrorist attacks in northern Rakhine. Photo: MNA

Prayers and donations for local ethnic nationals, public servants and Hindus killed by ARSA extremist terrorists in the Maungtaw region of Rakhine State were given on Monday morning at Sri Thanantana Temple in Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay.
At the Hindu event, attendees first recited religious verses in accordance with the Hindu religious tradition to open the event and then prayers in Hindu and Myanmar were made by Pandit Mithral and Parbul Ramasandra, after which the attendees observed a minute of silence.
All Myanmar Hindu Central Board Upper Myanmar Mandalay sub board chairman U N Apa Oo, also known as U Khin Maung Lwin, explained the reasons for holding the event and read a Hindu statement condemning terrorist acts committed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists.
Afterwards, Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Nyein Thit and National League for Democracy Mandalay District chairman U Kan, also known as U Khin Maung Myint, delivered speeches and presented Ks16,674,700 donated by Hindu religious groups and Hindus to officials.
Hindu social assistance group secretary U Kyaw Win gave words of thanks and U Khin Maung Lwin delivered closing remarks.
Guests were then presented with commemorative gifts and prayer verses were recited according to Hindu religious tradition. The event was concluded with attendees offered traditional Hindu food.
The donations presented in the event will be personally delivered to Rakhine State today, it is learnt.—Myanmar News Agency

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