Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military 'plant land mines' - Amnesty

Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military 'plant land mines' - Amnesty

The predominantly Buddhist country's treatment of the Rohingya has always been a point of contention and attacks on the Muslim minority have been reported for months prior to the recent intensification.

Instead, it blames Rohingya militants of committing the atrocities, including burning their own villages.

He warned that such an "ominous and organized plot by global Zionism" would result in genocide against the Muslims, oppression and forced displacement, ethnic and racial cleansing, massacre and regional instability.

The commission among others recommends that the government takes concrete steps to end enforced segregation of Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims; ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access throughout the state; tackle Rohingya statelessness and "revisit" the 1982 Citizenship Law; hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable; and end restrictions on freedom of movement.

News of the ceasefire comes amid mounting criticism of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the crisis.

In a report, United Nations investigators said the human rights violations constituted crimes against humanity.Fresh violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state almost two weeks ago when security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya community.

Over the weekend the Dalai Lama became the latest Nobel peace prize laureate to speak out about the crisis, telling the Burmese involved in attacks on the ethnic Muslim minority to "remember Buddha".

Monday's estimate of new arrivals in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh since August 25 was 313,000, an increase of 19,000 in just 24 hours. Hasina is scheduled visit Ukhia today and see for herself the plight of the Rohingyas.

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He said now the total number of Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh has crossed 700,000 mark which are creating huge challenge for Bangladesh in terms of providing shelter as well as other humanitarian assistances to them. "A lot of people carrying bags are now in the rice fields".

Police arrested one man, 30-year-old Hnin Ko Ko Lin, who said the group acted because "they could not accept the things that happened in Rakhine", according to the government statement.

"I will try to find money here".

The petition further said that India has traditionally been a hospitable host to refugees and displaced people, both from South Asia and across the world.

The wave of hungry and traumatised refugees is "showing no signs of stopping", overwhelming agencies in the Cox's Bazar region already helping hundreds of thousands displaced by previous spasms of conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the United Nations said.

Those tensions bubbled over in Taung Twin Gyi township on Sunday night when dozens of villagers in a 400-strong crowd sang the national anthem and lobbed rocks at the home of a Muslim butcher before marching over to the local mosque, where police dispersed the mob. "That's why we came here", she told AFP.

Rumours have spread on social media that Muslims, who make up represent about 4.3 per cent of a population of 51.4 million, would stage attacks on September 11 to avenge violence against the Rohingya.

The volatile Rakhine, located northwest of Myanmar, has been the scene of communal violence since 2012.

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