Bangladesh minister AH Mahmood Ali speaks of genocide in Myanmar's Rakhine

Civil society protests against Rohingyas genocide in Myanmar

The government does not recognise them as citizens, effectively rendering them stateless.

The two Rohingya Muslim refugees, Mohammad Sallimullah and Mohammad Shakir, who had knocked the doors of the apex court in the regard, told that they would face death on being deported to Myanmar. In effect, India stood by Myanmar on its justification of the violence against Rohingya Muslims - one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world.

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"The Indian government should put a stay on the order passed to deport the Rohingyas muslims", said Das.

A little girl carried a panel on her back as she crossed into Teknaf after braving a risky crossing on the Naf River that runs between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

It also said in two local Bangladeshi communities, the local mosque committee, political leaders and community leaders were providing basic assistance to newcomers.

Myanmar is yet to comment on Arsa's initiative.

It triggered a fresh influx of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh, which already hosted around 400,000 Rohingya.

"The Myanmar government should stop pretending that the Rohingya are setting fire to their own homes and laying waste to their own villages", he added, calling it a "complete denial of reality" that hurts the standing of a country that recently enjoyed "immense good will".

But he acknowledged that Bangladesh was suffering due to the situation developing across the border.

After being briefed by Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque on the Rohingya issue on Saturday, Russian Ambassador Alexander Ignatov said he believed that the situation would come up in the upcoming UN General Assembly in NY.

AFP report: The UN braces for a further surge of arrivals in Bangladesh with tens of thousands more believed to have been displaced in Rakhine, fleeing burning villages, army and ethnic Rakhine mobs whom Rohingya refugees accuse of attacking civilians.

In response, the military unleashed what it called clearance operations to root out the insurgents.

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi - a Nobel Peace Prize victor - has been facing widespread criticism for her government's tacit support for the killing of the Rohingyas, with many even calling for a case to be filed against her at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to try her for condoning hate crimes, violence and killings.

The rights watchdog also issued a statement saying that fleeing Rohingya had described "killings, shelling, and arson in their villages that have all the hallmarks of a campaign of 'ethnic cleansing'".

The Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination and persecution in Myanmar and are denied citizenship despite centuries-olds roots in the Rakhine region.



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