UN: 1M Rohingya refugees could arrive in Bangladesh by end of year

UN: 1M Rohingya refugees could arrive in Bangladesh by end of year”

Suu Kyi has been under increasing international pressure to put an end to the crackdown and restore the rule of law in her country. Write to us in the Comments Section and share your views on our Facebook Page.

The majority of Myanmar's population is Buddhist; almost 9 in every 10 people.

The Bangladesh government earlier protested the alleged planting of anti-personnel landmines near the border by Myanmar security forces.

Guterres was more emphatic - he didn't say the attacks merely looked like ethnic cleansing.

A U.N. panel of experts defined it as "rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove persons of given groups".

The mostly stateless Rohingya Muslims are fleeing from a Myanmar military offensive in the western state that began after a series of guerrilla attacks on Aug. 25 in which about a dozen people were killed.

Confused about the situation in Myanmar, and why previously saintly Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be rapidly ceding her moral high ground?

According to the UN estimates, over 379,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into Bangladesh since August 25.

Chilling accounts have emerged from Rohingya refugees telling of soldiers firing on civilians and razing entire villages in the north of Rakhine state with the help of Buddhist mobs.

"They're living a life that is absolutely devastating".

Last week there were 125,000 Rohingya refugees who had fled to Bangladesh and "the number has now tripled to nearly 380,000", he said.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army had declared a month-long cease-fire on Saturday to allow the entry of humanitarian aid, which the Myanmar government rejected.

Stating that the BJP government should not look at the present crisis through a communal prism, he asked if this move would secure India the seat that it wants, on the United Nations Security Council.

Myanmar has accused the Rohingya of burning their own homes and villages - a claim the UN human rights chief criticised as a "complete denial of reality".

The Manipur police is keeping a very close eye on this movement of people for trade so that the Rohingyas cannot enter in the garb of traders.

The 15-member UNSC held a closed-door meeting at the request of Sweden and Britain on Wednesday, the second time the global body met to address the escalating Rohingya crisis.

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