- King Dragon operation in Arakan
The King Dragon Operation, or Naga Min, was a large scale
militaryoperation in Arakan, Burma carried out by the then Head of State, General Ne Win. The operation was claimed to be focused on mujahideenin the area. However, it affected many innocent Muslims in the area, mainly Rohingyas. Nowadays, Rohingyas claimed they were deliberately targeted.
The operation began
February 6, 1978in the village of Sakkipara in Akyab, where there were mass arrests and tortureof the Rohingya people. Over three months, approximately 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to neighboring Bangladesh, where the government offered them shelter in makeshift camps. The United Nationsrecognized them as refugees and began a relief operation.
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