Bangladesh urges 'safe zones' for Rohingya in Myanmar

Rohingyas issue: Rijiju appeals to international commissions, committees to not spread false information against India

Rohingyas issue: Rijiju appeals to international commissions, committees to not spread false information against India

"Since then, rights monitors and fleeing Rohingyas said the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population, leaving many villages in northern Rakhine empty".

Marzuki Darusman told his sponsors in the UN Human Rights Council he was also still waiting for Myanmar's permission to enter the country, though he was hopeful there would be progress soon.

Numerous refugees have spoken of ethnic Rakhine Buddhist civilians joining the Myanmar army in its attacks.

Some of the Rohingya who cross into Bangladesh travel to refugee camps through the Rakhine villages, where small Buddhist stupas dot the green paddy fields and line the banks of the Naf river that divides the two countries.

"On the strength of the evidence presented, the tribunal reached the consensus ruling that the State of Myanmar has the intent to commit genocide against the Kachin people and the other Muslim groups".

Owaisi said the issue of security vis-a-vis the Rohingya people in Jammu and Kashmir came up suddenly.

The Myanmar government does not use the term "Rohingya" and does not recognise the people as an official ethnicity, which means they are denied citizenship and effectively rendered stateless. But most have been lifted in recent years as the generals have allowed a partial transition to democracy.

Since taking office in 2014, Modi's government has issued orders stating that no Hindu or member of another minority from Pakistan or Bangladesh would be considered an illegal immigrant even if they entered the country without valid documents on or before December 31, 2014.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has faced global criticism over the plight of the Rohingya, for not speaking out more forcefully against the violence or doing more to rein in security forces over which she has little power.

Speaking to the BBC over the weekend, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Suu Kyi had a "last chance" to stop the humanitarian calamity.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for the establishment of safe zones inside Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a government-sanctioned crackdown to seek refuge in her country.

Haley said the meeting simply went "very well". Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands of homes have been burned. Nearly as bad, given Rohingya Muslim views of marriage and family, Myanmar soldiers deliberately seize and rape women and girls, an atrocity, that as much as homicide, frightens Rohingya into leaving.

A Rohingya refugee child cries after getting wet in the rain in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 17, 2017.

"We are feeling threatened", she said.

Bangladesh, however, equally has a long history of rejecting the Rohingya.

It said that due to the large influx of illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, the demographic profile of the some of the bordering states had undergone a serious change.

The government has blamed the Rohingya, saying they set fire to their own homes, but the United Nations and others accuse it of ethnic cleansing.

Analysts blame Myanmar's government for the conditions that led to the group's creation. She adds, "The attacks and violence make it clear that the group's actions are harming, not helping the Rohingya communities".

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