Army Killed 30 People In Myanmar: Military violence has continued since the coup in February this year. The news has come that the Myanmar army first shot and killed thirty people in Kaya province, then burnt their bodies. Children, women and the elderly are also among the dead.
This information has come out through residents, the Karen human rights groups and media reports. The Karen human rights group informed that those killed were people displaced by violence and were searching for a place to live in a Facebook post.
Army Killed 30 People In Myanmar
The Karen, human rights group has strongly condemned the killing of the people. On the other hand, Myanmar’s dictator army has described the killed as terrorists. According to the military, these people carried weapons and had links with armed rebel groups.
According to the Myanmar army, all these people were in seven vehicles. Even after trying to stop him, he did not stop, after which the army started firing on him. However, the Myanmar army did not mention the number of people killed in its statement.
According to the international news agency Reuters report, local media and human rights groups have released photos of those killed. It can be seen in these photos that their burnt bodies are kept in the vehicles.
Meanwhile, the country’s largest Karenni National Defence Force group, opposing the army’s dictatorship, also said that the dead did not belong to their group. The group has said that those killed were displaced. Expressing grief over the entire incident, a commander of the group said,
“We were shocked to see that the people killed were of different ages. These included children, women and the elderly”.
Similarly, a villager told Reuters,
“I heard gunshots at night. But he did not go to the spot for fear of firing. I went to that place in the morning. I saw burnt bodies. There were scattered clothes of children and women.”
Struggle against the army
In February this year, Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s government was overthrown by Myanmar’s military. Suu Kyi’s party won the elections held just before the coup. The army had alleged fraud in these elections. However, independent international agencies and institutions had said no such disturbances.
Soon after Myanmar’s coup, people took to the streets to protest the military dictatorship. Meanwhile, the army fired indiscriminately at people protesting peacefully at different places. Hundreds of innocent civilians lost their lives in this firing. After which, people took up arms to fight against the army.