They used weapons to burn our houses. The government has put the blame on this carnage on the ARSA a terrorist group of Rohingya refugees believed to be trained in Pakistan and funded by Wahabbi sources in Saudi Arabia.
India on Friday delivered 54 tonnes of rice, pulses, biscuits and other essentials to Bangladesh for distribution among the refugees coming from Myanmar.
Government figures show 432 people have been killed, majority insurgents, since August 25.
United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in NY on Thursday that 10,000 people reportedly crossed the border in the last 24 hours that “it’s estimated that some 40 percent of the total Rohingya population have now fled into Bangladesh”.
However, Rafiq said he had not heard of such recruitment taking place, adding that the committee would report the matter to security agencies if it came across any information on it.
What the Myanmar government is complaining about is this double standard.
At a press conference in New York, Guterres called for a halt to the military campaign in Rakhine and said the mass displacement of Rohingya amounted to ethnic cleansing. Almost two weeks after scores of Rohingya villages had been destroyed, she said her government would protect all the country’s residents and would implement a United Nations -backed plan for ending the discrimination and abuse the Rohingya endure.
Sources in the Manipur government informed NDTV that for the past three years every time attempts were made to deport them, Myanmar refused to accept them as their own citizens.
Last week, in her first statement since the crisis flared last month, Suu Kyi slammed a “huge iceberg of misinformation” for promoting sympathy for “terrorists”.
The refugees are fleeing a fresh security operation in which Myanmar forces and Buddhist mobs have killed men, women and children, looted homes and torched Rohingya villages. Tens of thousands of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus have also been driven from their homes since late August, saying they were targeted by the Rohingya militants. But, human rights campaigners point out most have lived there for a number of generations.
The committee was convened to implement recommendations presented on 24 August by the Advisory Commission, a group of global observers led by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, the statement said. “There is no-one left to even bury the bodies”, one unnamed 48-year-old survivor reportedly told Amnesty after his village Yae Twin Kyun was attacked on September 8.
This followed a recent report by a conflict think tank which said many Southeast Asians, particularly Indonesians and Malaysians, want to help the Rohingya in their armed resistance against Myanmar’s security forces.
The administration has also thanked the government of neighboring Bangladesh for hosting the refugees. Our interests in the area of security are common as neighbours.
The onslaught in Myanmar has not just affected the Muslims, but the Hindus as well. Soon these numbers will reach at least half a million.
Two days after renewed clashes in Rakhine, posts on Suu Kyi’s office’s Facebook page accused worldwide nongovernmental groups of helping “terrorists”, while other posts implied some media had published writing deemed “supportive” of the “terrorists”.