The two sections of the line met at kilometre 263, about 18 km (11 mi) south of the Three Pagodas Pass at Konkuita (Kaeng Khoi Tha, Sangkhla Buri district, Kanchanaburi Province).The Burma railway was an impressive accomplishment.Websites like which under the headline “Manufacturing Affliction” showed gruesome pictures of alleged “Muslims killed in Myanmar”, were actually altered.
Its route was through Three Pagodas Pass on the border of Thailand and Burma.
69 miles (111 km) of the railway were in Burma and the remaining 189 miles (304 km) were in Thailand.
This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon).
The line was closed in 1947, but the section between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok was reopened ten years later in 1957. More than 180,000—possibly many more—Southeast Asian civilian labourers (Romusha) and 60,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) worked on the railway.
In fact, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said he would ensure trains for people returning to the Northeast. Singh said, “We have asked for a 15-day ban on bulk SMS and MMS.
The scene changed today as coherence was visible in Parliament and in North Block. We are monitoring social websites to identify those who are spreading rumours.
Exodus has stopped a bit and state governments, particularly Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, are doing good work.
We have sent advisory to all states.” The CBI and a special investigation team of Mumbai police are also investigating the larger conspiracy angle of all events from Assam to Pune.
The propaganda clubbed the purported “Myanmar” pictures with India’s Northeast, which neighbours Myanmar, leading to stray attacks such as the stabbing of a Tibetan youth in Karnataka on Tuesday.
These may have been the inspiration behind a violent protest in Lucknow today by a mob of 2,000 that marched towards the Assembly building and damaged cars, stoned the police, attacked journalists, vandalised government offices and forcibly shut shops. Srivastava’s vehicle came under attack but he escaped unhurt.
17: The government finally swung into action today by banning bulk SMS and MMS for 15 days to stem rumour-mongering while surfers spilled beans on websites with doctored images to fan communal flames.