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Senior Buddhist Monks Urge Military Junta to End Violence in Myanmar

Senior Buddhist Monks Urge Military Junta to End Violence in Myanmar

The most senior Buddhist monks in Myanmar have called on the country’s military to halt its increasingly violent crackdown on civilian pro-democracy demonstrators protesting last month’s coup. The State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), a government-appointed body that oversees Myanmar’s Buddhist monastic community, has drafted a statement decrying an “armed minority” for killing and torturing innocent civilians. **

**In a series of social media posts today, the Myanmar Now news agency reported that the Ma Ha Na had issued a draft five-point statement that called on the military junta to end “the violent arrest, torture, and killing of unarmed civilians by the armed minority and to prevent the looting and destruction of public property.” (Myanmar Now Twitter) **

According to the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, since the coup began last month, at least 202 people have been killed as of 16 March.

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/senior-buddhist-monks-urge-military-junta-to-end-violence-in-myanmar

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Sadhu! May Myanmar find peace at the end of a long road!

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Further info.

“A rift with the authorities would mark an important boost for opponents of the ruling generals.”—Reuters

The Cabinet of Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုလွှတ်တော် ကိုယ်စားပြုကော်မတီ အစိုးရအဖွဲ့) is the cabinet of Win Myint recognized by Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) to remain as the legitimate government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar after the military coup on 1 February 2021.

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Monastics march:

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/buddhist-monks-march-in-opposition-to-military-coup-in-myanmar

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May peace prevail upon Myanmar.
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Alternative force:

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Thailand and Myanmar

2 very important countries for Theravada Buddhism

with serious political problems and military coup

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More than 90 killed in Myanmar in one of bloodiest days of protests

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Please be careful and investigate this kind of news, because there are so many propaganda and fake news nowadays in mainstream media even from seemingly trusted entities. Getting the whole picture from every parties involved is definitely a good rule of thumb. I’m very wary of news that only always depict one party as good and the other as 100% evil.

That said, I hope there can be peace in Myanmar and throughout the world. Sadhu! :pray:t3:

Other countries to recognize alternative government:

It is true. ‘An Eye for An Eye’ definitely not the solution for Myanmar.

Responding to violence with violence will only complicate the situation, on the contrary, facing violence with wisdom will stop the cycle of hatred.

Meanwhile, be mindful in every thoughts, words or acts, please do not poison the Myanmar People with anger, hatred, revenge, etc.
Such action just creating complicated situation.

May peace prevail upon Myanmar.
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