Your letters: Innocent killings in Myanmar
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The recent human massacre in Myanmar is a shameful act and has tainted the image of Myanmar at the international level.
Few people of Myanmar went against the teachings of Gautama Buddha, who once preached non-violence and modest behavior as the greatest principles of Buddhism.
Minority Muslim communities were tortured, abused and killed brutally by the Myanmarese people. No religion in the world permits violence in any form.
There may be some conflicts, quarrels or some differences in opinions.
There may be some people who have committed some offences, and should be tried before the law.
But for the sake of few handfuls of antisocial elements, we cannot have the mass killing of any tribe or community. This massacre was severe.
Not only females and elderly people were killed for no reason, but also young children.
Why hasn’t the US, NATO or UN not intervened? It may be because Burma does not have oil resources. Even human rights organizations are silent on this critical issue. Humanity has no religion.
No matter whether these people were Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists or Christians — the killings should be stopped. Killing is not a solution to any crisis.
Similarly, the media has kept a silence over such crises and should have uncovered the truth to show to the world and defame the face of Burma.
There has been very little coverage of the Myanmar issue. This may be because human blood has become very cheap.
Those who kill must answer to the law because no religion permits the killing of anyone.
We might have our differences, but killing is no way to resolve those differences.
Life is a precious gift from God and we cannot ruin it. The government should come up with measures to solve these crises through mutual understanding.
Look at life of Gautama Buddha. Despite having happiness and prosperity, he could not find peace.
So he gave up his luxurious life and went in search of peace and enlightenment.
Violence had no place in the Buddha’s life and teachings, so why have the so-called Buddhists now adopted it?