Myanmar envoy blames Rohingya insurgents for violence in Rakhine state

Myanmar envoy blames Rohingya insurgents for violence in Rakhine state”

Mamunur Rashid of the International Organization for Migration said the supplies would be enough to help about 5,000 of the roughly 370,000 Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks.

The exodus of more than 370,000 Rohingya from Rakine state began after militants attacked police posts on Aug 25, prompting a military backlash.

The refusal of Suu Kyi to skip the session and instead send the Vice President to attend the moot comes at a time when United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra´ad Al Hussein, accused Myanmar of waging a "systematic attack" on Rohingya civilians and warned that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be underway.

"The terms crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing carry very serious connotations. I would like to place on record Myanmar's strong objection to the use of such terms by the high commissioner".

Bangladeshi sources say Myanmar's army recently planted new mines, an allegation denied by Myanmar officials.

A group of people today took out a protest march here and condemned the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. That prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" against the rebels, setting off a wave of violence that has left hundreds dead and thousands of homes burned — mostly Rohingya in both cases.

"My personal message is very clear, that they [Myanmar] should consider this situation with the eyes of humanity", Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the BBC after visiting the Kutupalong camp.

Zaw Htay also said Myanmar would not allow all people who fled to return. Hundreds of years they are staying there. "We can only accept them after they are verified".

"We request you to take immediate action for cessation of indiscriminate military attack on innocent civilians that is forcing them to leave their home and flee country to turn into stateless people", they said.

While Suu Kyi and her civilian government have no say over security, critics say she could speak out against the violence and demand respect for the rule of law.

Dubai's ruler is sending a Boeing 747 cargo plane loaded with tents to shelter Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Before the current crisis erupted, between 300,000 and 500,000 Rohingyas were living in Bangladesh, out of whom only 32,000 enjoy refugee status and live concentrated in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar district in southeastern Bangladesh.

Earlier, India's Permanent Representative of India to United Nations at Geneva, Ambassador Rajiv K. Chander said, assessments of human rights should not be a matter of political convenience.

He said the crisis in Myanmar is a political issue and should not be reduced to a religious conflict between Muslims and Buddhists, although he said religious prejudice may have been involved.

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