Bangladesh minister speaks of 'genocide' in Myanmar's Rakhine

Myanmar violence Over 1.4 lakh Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh says United Nations

The exodus began August 25 after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts in Burma's northern Rakhine state.

Over the last few decades, nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims have been living in two registered camps and makeshift settlements bordering Cox's Bazar, fleeing persecution and communal violence.

"The commission has correctly identified the central questions to be "citizenship verification, documentation, rights and equality before the law" and goes on to say that ". if they are left to fester, the future of the Rakhine state-and indeed of Myanmar as a whole-will be irretrievably jeopardised".

"If Bangladesh authorities allocate an area, we want to build more livable tent camps [for Rohingya refugees] using our experience", he told reporters at Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport before leaving for Kazakhstan, adding that Turkey's intensive efforts have started to bear fruit as the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) was allowed to distribute food and clothing in Rakhine state, hours after Erdoğan's telephone call with Suu Kyi.

Officials said the U.N. World Food Program has provided tens of thousands of people with food, including high-nutrient porridge to women and children who are arriving in Bangladesh hungry and malnourished.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned Myanmar for "systematic brutal acts" against its Muslim Rohingya minority and asked it to accept worldwide monitors.

The UN says the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted groups in the world.

Undoubtedly, "a genocide is taking place, ethnic cleansing [is] taking place, and day by day the situation of Rohingya Muslims is actually deteriorating", the analyst said on Friday night.

No police were seen at the village beyond those who were accompanying the journalists.

There are now around 1.1m residents in the Southeast Asian nation, which is home to more than 100 ethnic groups and approximately 55 million people.

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Three Rohingya were killed by landmines yesterday as they tried to cross from Myanmar, a Bangladeshi border guard said, and Amnesty International said there were two landmine incidents on Sunday, including a blast that blew off a man's leg.

There have been widespread reports of mass atrocities by state forces with fleeing Rohingya refugees being shot at and their homes set alight.

"She has only one possible recourse: accept that in December 2011 she made a fatal error, and call it a day".

The government had invited the Red Cross to assist them, he said. But none had been planted recently.

Hasina said last week that Bangladesh was trying its best to support the refugees.

The government of Bangladesh is planning for an influx of up to 400,000, Additional Superintendent of Police for Cox's Bazar Afruzul Haque Tutul told Reuters.

On Saturday, the United Nations said at least 290,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh.

"It is an integrated aid mission to supply urgent need and assistance to shelter refugees across the Bangladesh-Myanmar border", Najib's office said in a statement.

"The U.N. and INGOs have not been very welcome in Rakhine and.they are not able to operate and ensure the safety and security of their staff and volunteers", said Joy Singhal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The Indian statement came in the backdrop of the continuous exodus of Rohingya Muslims from the Buddhist-majority country in the wake of violence against them.



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