Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar, Rohingyas suspected

Posted September 26, 2017

The refugee said Myanmar needed to restore citizenship and fundamental rights, and that violence was "continuing". India has over 40,000 Rohingya living in the country since a decade, after fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

Several Hindu and Buddhist families have also left the state in search of shelter away from terror. "Refugee volunteers and contractors are helping newly arriving refugees moving into emergency shelter, but it is vital that our site planners have the opportunity to lay out the new Kutupalong extension in an orderly way to adequately provide for sanitation and to make sure structures are erected on higher ground not prone to flooding", Mahecic added.

"There is an abundance of material to show that the Rohingyas are being forced to flee Myanmar due to atrocities systematically carried out against them on account of their religious and ethnic identity", stated the affidavit.

Yet another Rohingya leader commented on how nearly 40,000 refugees - now present in India - are at a risk of expulsion, following the fresh series of attacks.

According to the Myanmar army, the barbaric act has been executed by Rohingya militants connected with the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

He said puja celebration committees across Bangladesh had been asked to save to set up a fund to provide relief for the Rohingya refugees. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy urged Myanmar Government on Friday to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine State, where a military offensive has created crisis that could jeopardize its economic and political transition.

In her address to the U.N. General Assembly in NY, on Thursday, she said, "I have come here just after seeing the hungry, distressed and hopeless Rohingya from Myanmar who took shelter in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh".

The latest round of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state erupted when a Rohingya insurgent group launched deadly attacks on security posts on August 25, prompting Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" to root out the rebels.

The plea may be heard along with the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees challenging deportation, which is likely to come up for hearing on October 3. Those who have fled after the conflict are considered "undocumented".

Members of Burma's small Hindu minority appear to have been caught in the middle.

According to CNN, the constitution Myanmar adopted in 2008 gave the commander-in-chief ultimate authority over the military, thus overriding the president.

Ms Suu Kyi herself has not commented on the many allegations of sexual assault committed by the military against Rohingya women made public since late previous year.

Much of the efforts by the United Nations (UN) to address the recent crisis have been focused on bringing aid to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Indian forces are allegedly also hindering the passage with the use of stun guns and chilli pellets and mines in order to halt the overflowing number of Rohingya refugees trying to escape the brutal situation back home.