Iranians Hold Nationwide Rallies to Condemn Genocide of Muslims in Myanmar

Posted September 10, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a two-day visit to Myanmar, said that India shares Myanmar's concern about extremist violence in Rakhine state and hoped that all stakeholders together can find a solution in which unity and territorial integrity of the country is maintained.

Rohingya refugees walk through Kanjopara near Cox's Bazar after crossing the border into Bangladesh.

Asean and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), he said, must not remain silent on the systematic persecution of the Rohingya Muslims.

They discussed the situation in Rakhine, reports UNB.

New fires are burning in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and where schoolbooks with text from the Quran were seen ripped and left on the ground. The protesters say the worldwide community does not do enough to stop the violence.

"We are continuing multilateral diplomacy to put an end to the human tragedy in the Rakhine state."

There are about 59 000 Rohingya refugees registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia although unofficial numbers are nearly double.

In its statement, ARSA called on the military to also lay down arms and allow humanitarian aid to all affected people, Reuters reported.

Burmese police and army have launched a violent crackdown in the state following attacks by Rohingya insurgents on border posts previous year.

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's coast guard will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar and is willing to provide them temporary shelter, the maritime agency's chief said on Friday. In retaliation, the Burmese army claimed to have killed 370 fighters linked to the group, though Rohingya activists said that among those killed several were not fighters and that the number of dead would rise.

United Nations officials in Bangladesh now believe the total number of refugees from Myanmar since August 25 could reach 300,000, said Dipayan Bhattacharyya, who is Bangladesh spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP).

Majority say they are not able to obtain Pakistani identity cards, essential for opening bank accounts, enrolling children in schools, using public hospitals, and even getting a job.

The violence erupted following an attack by a Rohingya insurgent group on police and military posts in Rakhine, leading to a violent offensive by the Myanmar Army.

Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been criticized over her response to the violence. The military is fighting against Rohingya "terrorists", it says.

Ms. Suu Kyi has dismissed the Rohingya crisis as a misinformation campaign.

In his letter, Tutu described Suu Kyi as "a beloved younger sister", and how he used to keep a photo of her on his desk to remind him of the woman who symbolized "righteousness" in the world. They said they would contact him once they had arrived in Bangladesh. "I call on those who are able to intervene to do so at once".

They also asked for the dispatch of fact-finding committee to the region.

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party urged the country's government to "force Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas".

Robertson urged the United States and the worldwide community to provide more humanitarian relief and medical assistance to the refugees. "We condemn it", Engineer said.

So, he said, "they stand to be deported".