Burma accused of crimes against humanity over Rohingya exodus

Burma accused of crimes against humanity over Rohingya exodus

According to AFP, the mob "broke down gates and entered the walled multi-storied compound as frightened refugees huddled together in upstairs rooms".

Among those who accused Myanmar of trying to rid itself of Rohingya were Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, and a number of Islamic countries, including the United Arab Emirates.

Azmi said that the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya (and their resulting exodus from Myanmar) is part of a clearly-targeted campaign against the Muslim minority.

A delegation from the Awami League is on a trip to Chinato discuss the Rohingya issue.

Police and spy agencies across Bangladesh were alerted about the possible infiltration by the Rohingya Muslims as basic feature of their bodily structure, colour and behavior have little difference with the Bangladeshi citizens.

Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine have been subject to systematic persecution and violence at the hands of the military and Buddhist mobs for decades. In his September 19 speech to the General Assembly, Guterres called for Myanmar's government to "end the military operations" and "allow unhindered humanitarian access", calling the situation there "a vicious cycle of persecution, discrimination, radicalization and violent repression".

Stephane Dujarric, chief United Nations spokesman, said earlier in the day that some 436,000 refugees from northern Rakhine, mostly women and children, have arrived in Bangladesh.

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Further, if there is evidence of any Rohingyas being involved in terrorist activities or activities threatening India's national security, they can and must be dealt with according to the due process of law. "We are talking about massive numbers of people who are arriving starving, with sick and wounded children, needing sanitation and shelter on a huge scale".

The UN office in Bangladesh on Tuesday said 480,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last month.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, Turkey has exerted efforts to reach an global consensus on what actions should be taken to end the conflict, facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and ensure a safe return of the Rohingyas to their homeland.

He urged Myanmar authorities "to end the violence, stop the destruction to lives and properties, allow immediate unimpeded access for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Rohingyas and all affected communities, and to resolve the Rohingya refugee problem".

Speaking to media on Saturday, Minister Bathiudeen said that the social media reports have published false accusations that he is taking measures to settle Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka. "The leaders of Myanmar. will not espouse such policies".

The DFA secretary's statement issued on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY on Sunday, condemned the attacks against Myanmar security forces and acts of violence "which resulted in loss of civilian lives, destruction of homes and displacement of thousands".

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