Chin political party objects to destruction of Christian cemetery
01 July 2015 — The Chin League for Democracy strongly condemned the destruction of a Christian cemetery in Taungphila, Kalaymyo of Sagaing Region.
The party said that it had objected to the authorities wiping out the cemetery without the knowledge of the Chin Christian group that owned the place.
A group of government officials led by U Maung Htoo, chairman of the Kalay District Administration Committee, had ordered the annihilation of the gravestones including fences and over 400 frangipanis on 4 June 2015.
In their letter sent to the Union government on 1 April this year, the Sagaing authorities had been aware of the fact that the cemetery legally belonged to a Christian fellowship comprised of Baptist, Assembly of God, Four Square and Roman Catholic demominations.
The CLD said that the authorities had acted against the laws regarding land confiscation and that what they had done could be seen as discriminatory measures against people of different religions and races.#