HRW says Myanmar forces laying landmines along border to stop Rohingya

The writer is a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and attended Berkeley for LLM

The writer is a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and attended Berkeley for LLM

India plans to send a total of 62, ooo units weighing 900 tons.

VOA's Bangla Service spoke with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday, who said that the concern of the global community is "one positive thing", though Bangladesh has been providing shelter to Rohingya who crossed the border without worldwide support.

Myanmar's Army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine State, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.

The UN and others have described the violence as ethnic cleansing.

Among the reasons the Rohingya refugees gave in their defence against their deportation to Myanmar, they clarify the distinction between refugees and immigrants - while refugees are individuals who have fled their country fearing persecution, immigrants are individual who voluntarily choose to move out of the country seeking employment opportunities.

The latest figures by the United Nations show that 436,000 Rohingya had arrived from Myanmar's Rakhine state since an outbreak of violence there a month ago.

It said Myanmar security forces have been laying mines in many areas for the past 20 years.

Experts have warned Daesh operatives are determined to mount attacks on Myanmar to support Rohingya Muslims.

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The post said around 300 Arsa militants had attacked 100 Hindus and killed a lot of them.

"We don't want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we won't tolerate Rohingya on Indian soil", said a senior official with the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi.

The United Nations has called for "massive global assistance" to aid with the ongoing Rohingya influx in Bangladesh.

A Punjab-based Muslim body took out a rally here to protest against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The Turkish president also said there had been constant efforts for covering up the crimes committed by Buddhist mobs against the Rohingya minority Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

"According to eyewitness accounts, photographic evidence, and multiple reports, antipersonnel mines have been laid between Myanmar's two major land crossings with Bangladesh, resulting in casualties among Rohingya refugees fleeing government attacks on their homes", the group said. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina suggested to the UN General Assembly on Thursday that "safe zones" under the supervision of the UN should be established in Myanmar.

Myanmar said on Monday the bodies of 28 Hindus had been found outside a village in the north of Rakhine State and that authorities were looking for more.

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