Around 27400 Rohingya flee into Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN sources

44 Rohingya protestors nabbed over illegal rally

44 Rohingya protestors nabbed over illegal rally

Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State on August 25 when the country's security forces launched an operation against Rohingya Muslim community.

The president expressed hope that eid would bring goodness to humanity and the Islamic world, and called upon Turks to pray for the Rohingya Muslims trying to flee Myanmar after a violent crackdown by security forces that started last week. Police said some of those detained had entered Bangladesh via the Ghumdhum border area, where Myanmar forces are now engaged in an operation against armed militias.

Muslim-majority Malaysia is home to almost 60,000 refugees and asylum-seekers of the Rohingya minority, who suffer persecution in mostly Buddhist Myanmar.

More than a million Rohingyas live in Rakhine, where they face growing discrimination due to sectarian conflict, which killed at least 160 people since 2012 and displaced almost 120,000.

And on Thursday Nurul Amin Rohingya, a local official, said another boat had capsized killing 16 Rohingya.

Myanmar is under fire by the United Nations and other rights groups, including Amnesty International, for the clampdown on the minority.

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"Aung San Suu Kyi has been putting out statements (which are) consistently disturbing, and her office is generating anti-Rohingya, anti-aid worker propaganda, fueling tensions in the country", Matthew Smith, co-founder of human rights group Fortify Rights, told CNN this week.

Shabrang Union Ward-7 UP member Nurul Amin said a boat carrying the Rohingyas was attempting to cross the border into Bangladesh in the Shahparirdwip area on Thursday when it capsized.

Charbonneau urged the Security Council to speak with one voice to demand that both the government and insurgents stop the violence, end human rights abuses, and carry out investigations of alleged abuses.

"What we're hearing is burning, burning, burning", she said. "Bangladeshi Hindus are helping them", he said. "And it seems to be spreading from south to north". Monitors said there have been few, if any, insurgent attacks reported since Friday's initial offensive. Following the independence from the British, Burma was changed to Myanmar and the Rohingya were denied the citizenship under the new leadership.

The guards were also put on alert at various points of 271 kilometers of border that Bangladesh shares with Myanmar in the country's south-east.

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