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Up to 18000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week: migration agency IOM

02 September, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • 21 dead after Rohingya boats capsized in Naf

Rohingya children make their way through water as they try to come to the Bangladesh side from no man's land. Another woman and a child have already been buried.

"They're clearly harming their cause more than they are helping it", she said.

On behalf of the Bangladesh people, President Hamid greeted the Turkish president and people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and thanked Erdogan for making the telephone call and extending his support for Bangladesh.

Nurul Amin said one of the boats capsized around 1:00am and the other around 7:00am.

The petition further said that India has traditionally been hospitable host of refugees and displaced people, both from South Asia and across the world.

The ARSA emerged as a force in October previous year when attacks killed Myanmar border police, prompting a crackdown by security forces that killed scores and forced 87,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. More than 100 people, mostly insurgents, were killed.

On August 18, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had issued notice to the Centre over its plan to deport the Rohingya immigrants, who are residing in various parts of India. "But if they wanted attention, they're going to get it".

Almost 30,000 more Rohingyas have made the perilous crossing by boat or on foot into Bangladesh, while 20,000 more are stuck in no man's land at the border.

The government has in recent days published photos purporting to show seizures of Rohingya militant weapons, including pipe bombs, knives and sticks, some uncovered in backyard pits. Even as they flee the violence in Myanmar, they are not likely to be welcome elsewhere.

"We have given shelter to a huge number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on humanitarian grounds and it's a big problem for us", she said, according to the state-run BSS news agency.

The coordinated attacks prove the insurgents' abilities have grown significantly, and they may have adopted new tactics as well. "But they [unidentified armed men] killed all of them [Kanu, his daughter, and son-in-law]", said Bakul Bala, wailing.

"We have called upon the Organization of Islamic Cooperation", Cavusoglu said.

Deportation would also contradict the principle of non-refoulement - or not sending back refugees to a place where they face danger, he said. Bangladesh also rejects them.

But the river crossings are perilous.

The points include Anjman Para and Rahmater Beel of Ukhia, and Leda, Moulvibazar, Lambabil, Kanjarpara, Unichiaprang, Jhimangkhali, Ulubunia, Kharangkhali and Karainga of Teknaf.

In 2012, 10 Rohingya men were killed after three Rohingya were accused of raping and murdering a Buddhist woman.

Desperate to reach Bangladesh, thousands of Rohingya have taken to makeshift boats in an effort to cross the Naf river which separates the two countries. Over the past decade, the world has seen waves of Rohingya attempting to flee Burma.

On Wednesday, the UN Security Council held a closed-door discussion to address the violence in Rakhine state at the request of the UK, CNN reports.

It is the first time in Rakhine's bitter and bloody crisis that Hindus have fled the country - a sign violence is billowing out.

"Urgent measures must be taken by all parties to protect all individuals caught up in this violence, regardless of their ethnicity or citizenship".

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on September 4 a plea against the deportation of illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar on several grounds, including violation of global human rights conventions.


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