MaBaTha sees Hindutva as an ally. India must not serve fanatics in Myanmar


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The colonial authorities also tried to tame their restive colony by recruiting immigrants from India, creating a new élite that came to control land, capital and administration. The policy engendering racial bitterness that still runs deep in independent Myanmar. “To be Burmese means to be Buddhist!” one independence-movement slogan went. Later that year, historian SR Ashton wrote , hundreds of insurgents armed with swords and a single, crude firearm marched against British colonial forces in the province of Sagaing, along the borders with India. The rebellion, backed by local monks, was brutally crushed—by police drawn from India. Fire comes out...