Satellite images of Myanmar village burning — Rohingya crisis

Domingo, 17 Set, 2017

"The savage treatment meted out to our Muslim brothers ... shall not pass without punishment", the jihadist terror network said in a statement, according to SITE.

"The evidence is irrefutable - the Myanmar security forces are setting northern Rakhine State ablaze in a targeted campaign to push the Rohingya people out of Myanmar".

Sushma emphasised that India is trying to build bilateral and multilateral pressure on Myanmar to stop the persecution of Rohingya Muslims as well as to take back the refugees sheltered in Bangladesh.

Some 370,000 Rohingyas have over the past three weeks fled to neighbouring Bangladesh amid what Myanmar's authorities describe as a clearing operation by security forces after a series of Rohingya militant attacks on police and army posts killed 12 people in the country's western Rakhine state on August 25.

This is probably because the world has this time been totally convinced of what the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), had concluded in its 2015 report that "the Rohingya faces the final stages of genocide".

On Wednesday, the head of Myanmar's armed forces, Gen Min Aung Hlaing, said that the country "could not accept and recognise the term 'Rohingya' by hiding the truth" (meaning Myanmar's claim that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh).

"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic", Guterres said, adding that nearly 380,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh.

On Wednesday, the plight of the Rohingya prompted a rare rebuke from the UN Security Council.

But outside of her country Suu Kyi's reputation as a defender of the oppressed is in ruins over the Rohingya crisis.

Having had such a long history in Myanmar, the ethnicity of the Rohingya is more complex than the government makes out.

The Manipur government, led by BJP's N. Biren Singh, too has instructed the police to crack down in borders towns like Moreh that routinely see brisk cross-border trading.

ISCI discovered a leaked document apparently adopted by the Myanmar regime in 1988 which reveals the country's State Peace and Development Council's commitment to eliminating the Rohingya from Myanmar.

Around 1:30 p.m.as they prepared to leave, the diplomats could see smoke billowing from Rohingya villages on the other side of the Naf River.

When Myanmar gained independence in 1948, the Rohingya were able to apply for identity cards, which offered some rights, and some even served in Parliament.

In southeastern Bangladesh earlier in the day, the group of 46 diplomats headed to the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, after landing at Cox's Bazar airport.

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic-minority group that has lived as a people in Myanmar for centuries.

Many live in Rakhine in impoverished camps, and others spend periods in internally displaced people's settlements in other states after fleeing violence.

UN officials acknowledge they were taken by surprise by the scope of the exodus.

He called on Myanmar to grant citizenship rights to Rohingya.

In a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, Suu Kyi made her first comments on the recent violence, saying that a "huge iceberg of misinformation" about the crisis was being distributed to benefit "terrorists".