Three Rohingya refugees killed in explosion near Myanmar-Bangladesh border

Elias Hubbard
September 13, 2017

Fresh violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state almost two weeks ago when security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya community. The the petition further said that India has traditionally been a hospitable host of refugees and displaced people, both from South Asia and across the world.

The rights chief also called on global organisations to take a proactive role and warned that the worldwide Court of Justice may be forced to step in if sufficient progress is not made. The only fault of the poor Rohingya is that they are Muslims and have been residents of the Rakhine state - a bordering area with Bangladesh - for centuries.

Britain must stop "legitimizing human rights abusers" and halt its training of Myanmar soldiers amid reports of the ongoing "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in the south-east Asian country, anti-arms trade activists told RT.

"Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation can not yet be fully assessed, but the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council.

Dhaka: At least three Rohingya refugees were killed and one injured after a landmine explosion near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, on Sunday.

Analysts say that, until now, the government has refused to register those outside camps for fear of legitimising them.

The Rohingyas, a Muslim minority that live in mostly Buddhist Burma, have suffered oppression for decades.

If approved, increased cooperation with Myanmar's military will come amid violent crackdowns against the Rohingya Muslim community in the country's northwestern Rakhine state.

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They said that the silence of the global community in this matter was criminal.

Her post was in response to Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who claimed on Wednesday that "a huge iceberg of misinformation" was spreading about violence in western parts of the country. He told reporters Saturday that the situation in Buddhist-majority Myanmar made him "very sad".

While Burmese Buddhists in Myanmar also worship the Buddha, they follow a different religious tradition than Tibetans and do not recognize the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader.

"Estimates of people killed range from official figures of hundreds dead, to estimates by reliable Rohingya organisations of between 2,000 to 3,000 killed".

Monday's estimate of new arrivals in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh since August 25 was 313,000, an increase of 19,000 in just 24 hours.

Hasina is scheduled to visit Rohingya refugees today.

The resolution added that the International Law considers these activities a violation of fundamental human rights, as Myanmar is not merely failing to protect the Rohingya Muslims but promoting deliberate policies of ethnic cleansing, mass deportation and socioeconomic deprivation of this beleaguered community.

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