Rohingyas are illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath Singh

Mob attack Red Cross crash hamper urgently-needed Rohingya aid

The Home Minister said, if India deports them to Myanmar, it does not violate any global law as it is not a signatory UN Refugee Convention.

Dhaka - Bangladesh has allocated 500 tons of rice as it received only 270 tons of food aid from donors to feed the Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh facing sectarian violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Ms May told Sky News: "We are very concerned about what's happening to the Rohingya people in Burma".

More than 410,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a fresh outbreak of violence erupted on August 25 in Myanmar's westernmost Rakhine state.

File Photo: Smoke is seen on Myanmar's side of border as Rohingya refugees get off a boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017.

Numerous displaced have arrived with horrific tales of killings and rapes by Myanmar's security forces and Buddhist militias.

The UN human rights chief has described the systematic attacks against the Rohingya minority by the security forces as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

The Thai Sheikul Islam team will coordinate with other aid agencies that have in recent years been working in Cox's Bazar, mostly those from other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia or Indonesia.

The truck was taking food and other supplies to Rohingya Muslims caught in a no-man's-land between Myanmar and Bangladesh at the Nykhongchhari section of the border, Red Cross officials said.

The witness said he saw some injured people.

"National races" refers to officially recognised indigenous ethnic groups.

He will travel to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, to meet government officials and representatives of different communities, including Rohingya, but he is not seeking to travel to the conflict zone in northern Rakhine State. This is the first comment the US has made about the plight of the Rohingya. "We may disagree on these types of actions", she said.

India, hours after State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi's state of the union address, has stressed on restoration of normalcy in Myanmar's Rakhine state and called for the situation to be handled with restraint.

The United States has called for the protection of civilians and a deputy assistant secretary of state, Patrick Murphy, is due in Myanmar this week.

The United States is providing an additional almost $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence from Rakhine State, Burma to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh.



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