JeM Militant Group Chief Masood Azhar Calls For Action In Myanmar

Cheryl Sanders
September 13, 2017

"We are calling on the government of Myanmar to meet its responsibilities for all population groups of the country", he said. "The United Nations and other global organisations do not understand the internal security or national security problems of India", Rijiju told The Hindu.

"Because these people, innocent people, the children, women, they are suffering".

Myanmar and the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, are the target of increasing worldwide criticism for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority living in the nation's Rakhine state.

Myanmar military has storming against Rohingyas nestled in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.

Speaking at the start of a UN Human Rights Council session, Zeid, a Jordanian prince, said he was "further appalled" by reports of Myanmar authorities planting land mines along the border.

Myanmar officials claim violence broke out after Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations human rights chief says.

"This measure resembles a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return", Zeid said.

"The terms crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing carry very serious connotations. They are not responsible", she said.

The BBC has spoken to Rohingyas maimed by landmines as they fled Myanmar.

He urged the worldwide community to provide adequate humanitarian assistance to the Muslim in the Rakhine State of Myanmar and the refugees in Bangladesh.

The number of the Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh from prosecution in Myanmar has shot up to 270,000, said a spokesperson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lambasted Myanmar for the "atrocities" that have driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims across the border into Bangladesh in recent weeks.

The Nobel Peace laureate maintains there has been "a huge iceberg of misinformation" about the Rohingya crisis, and described many reports as "fake information" created to promote the interests of "terrorists", a word she used to describe the insurgents.

"As a fellow Buddhist and Nobel laureate I am appealing to you and your colleagues once more to find a lasting and humane solution to this festering problem", he wrote.

Bangladesh, which already hosted around 400,000 Rohingya refugees, has faced a fresh influx of refugees since the security operation was launched.

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