Myanmar lift emergency rule in Meiktila


NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar on Saturday lifted a state of emergency imposed in a riot-hit area in March where deadly violence claimed dozens of lives.

The emergency order was revoked “as peace and stability has already been restored” in the central town of Meiktila and surrounding areas, a notice published in the New Light of Myanmar daily on Saturday said.

The state of emergency was declared on March 22 after extremist Buddhists attacked dozens of houses and mosques in Meiktila on March 20. More than 40 people were killed and 12,000 people were displaced during three days of clashes in the town.

In 2012, violence against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine left about 200 people dead.

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