Suspend military action on Rohingyas: UN chief to Myanmar

How did Rohingya Muslims reach India

How did Rohingya Muslims reach India

During the tour hosted by Bangladesh's government, the group of international visitors saw thousands of people living in squalid conditions in makeshift shelters.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has affirmed the Indian Government's full support to Bangladesh's stance over the Rohingya issue.

Amnesty said it had new evidence based on fire-detection data, satellite imagery, photos and videos, as well as interviews with eye-witnesses, of "an orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings" targeting Rohingya villages for almost three weeks.

"The government of Myanmar shall be made to taste what our Muslim brothers have tasted", added Al Qaeda, which was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US. They are also subjected to forced labour and forced sterilisation. Make no mistake: "this is ethnic cleansing", said Tirana Hassan, the group's crisis response director. Off in the distance, smoke could be seen billowing from Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which lies across the Naf River that separates the two countries.

The spokesman said the World Health Organization launches a vaccination drive on Saturday to immunize refugee children against measles and polio.

The Advisory Commission recommended that the Myanmar Government take concrete steps to end the enforced segregation of Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims; ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access throughout the state; tackle Rohingya statelessness and "revisit" the 1982 Citizenship Law; hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable; and end restrictions on freedom of movement, among other recommendations.

Local officials shouted through bullhorns for volunteers to coordinate their efforts with aid agencies to avoid spreading chaos.

He said the initial group dispersed when police arrived but a mob of around 50 men wielding sticks and knives struck in another part of town.

District Deputy Commissioner Ali Hossain told the diplomats that refugees in large numbers started crossing into Bangladesh in the aftermath of attacks on security checkpoints in Myanmar by Rohingya insurgents on Aug. 25.

"Hopefully, they will message their headquarters that repatriation of Rohingya is the only solution", Alam said.

While the current crisis has seen nearly 400,000 Rohingya flee, the UN says Bangladesh was already hosting several hundred thousand undocumented Rohingya who had fled earlier violence.

Pressure has been mounting on Myanmar - formerly known as Burma - to end the violence, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home.

The government in Myanmar refuses to recognize the Rohingya as citizens, claiming that they are Bangladeshi or Bengali.

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner garlanded for her dignified and defiant democracy activism under Myanmar's former junta, was once the darling of the international community. That's an average of almost 20,000 a day.

Fear also gripped the Muslim communities in Yangon and Mandalay, which were both affected by anti-Muslim violence in 2013, as rumors of possible attacks on Muslims emerged.

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on Myanmar to take the Rohingya refugees back.

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