By Kantarawaddy Times
The Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC) has strongly criticised the military’s assault on Thangtlang, a town in northern Chin State where soldiers torched many houses and several churches after residents fled to India.
According to KSCC, the Burma Army (BA) burned down 164 houses,100 shops and two churches between 29 and 30 October. The council called on the international community to take action against the regime for its numerous crimes against humanity and war crimes throughout the country.
“Soldiers have destroyed many homes and killed civilians, while others have had to flee the fighting into the jungle where they’ve been hiding without food and medicine. At the same time, COVID-19 has spread all over the country,” a KSCC member told Kantarawaddy Times.
Soldiers arrest many people without cause. Since the beginning of March, a total of 159 people have been arrested, 99 killed and 376 houses destroyed in Karenni State. Human rights violations continue to this day, the statement said.
The KSCC said its committed to fighting military dictatorship and working for the implementation of a federal democratic union.
The KSCC was formed after the coup by MPs, ethnic armed groups, political parties, civil society organisations and community leaders representing many nationalities, faiths and sectors of society to work with the interim National Unity Government.