'969'


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Organisation

'969'

 '969' is a Buddhist nationalist movement in Myanmar, which actively preaches anti-Muslim sentiments.

The three digits of 969 symbolise the virtues of the Buddha, Buddhist practices and the Buddhist community. The first 9 stands for the nine special attributes of the Lord Buddha and the 6 for the six special attributes of his Dharma, or Buddhist Teachings, and the last 9 represents the nine special attributes of Buddhist Sangha [monks]. Those special attributes are the Three Jewels of the Buddha.

969 distributes anti-Muslim literature and is believed to be responsible for inciting anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar in 2013 and 2014. 969 have also actively campaigned for a boycott of Muslim businesses, and for legislation to restrict inter-religious marriages and religious conversion.

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