Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Burmese Buddhist Monks Outcasts in their Own Country

Source: The Irrawaddy

Burma is a Buddhist country. But, under this military government, it no longer offers a place or security for Buddhist monks.

This was confirmed again by the latest cruel action by the regime in closing Rangoon’s Maggin monastery and evicting its monks, lay people and the HIV/AIDS patients in its treatment center and hospice.

Among the nine evicted monks was 80-year-old U Nandiya, father of the monastery’s abbot, U Indaka, a former political prisoner detained once more in an unknown location.

For the full report, please follow this link: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=9498

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