Send united message against Myanmar: UK minister on Rohingya crisis

Send united message against Myanmar: UK minister on Rohingya crisis

Send united message against Myanmar: UK minister on Rohingya crisis

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi met Suu Kyi as well as Myanmar's army chief General Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw on Monday in a bid to pressure the government to do more to alleviate the crisis.

"The United States renews our call on Burma's security forces to end their violence immediately and support diplomatic efforts for a long-term solution". However, he says, that if they can potentially provide a pool from which a few ideologically motivated Rohingyas emerge who are then trained by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jaish-e-Mohammad or Hafiz Saeed then it can be worrisome.

A 300-strong Buddhist mob in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe massed late Wednesday at a jetty where a boat carrying relief goods was preparing to travel upriver to hard-hit Maungdaw.

"India is also known as Hindustan, the land of the Hindus", said Niranjan Rudra, sitting on a plastic sheet in the chicken farm flanked by his wife, who sported a large vermilion red dot on her forehead typical of married Hindu women. A new citizenship law in 1982 effectively made the Rohingyas stateless. Eight people were detained, the office said.

He said there have been no clashes since September 5 in Rakhine, where the military has been accused of burning scores of villages to the ground sending terrified Rohingya villagers fleeing.

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There were more than one million Rohingyas in Rakhine state before the current crisis, though almost half have fled since the deadly attacks on military posts by militants from The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on August 25.

The government says more than 400 people, majority insurgents, have been killed since then.

According to the figures issued by the Amnesty International more Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in three weeks than fled by sea to Europe in a year.

Numerous refugees have spoken of ethnic Rakhine Buddhist civilians joining the Myanmar army in its attacks.

The crisis has prompted a global chorus of condemnation against the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for refusing to blame Myanmar's powerful military for the crackdown. The government said it may file in sealed cover the details of the security threats and inputs gathered by the various security agencies in this matter. United Nations officials have described Burma's strategy as "ethnic cleansing".

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Most of the new arrivals said their villages had been torched on Friday, when huge clouds of smoke were clearly seen over Myanmar.

"It's become quite clear to many that the Burmese security forces have had a response that is disproportionate and failed to protect all local populations", he later told reporters. "We are committed to ensuring that aid is received by all those in need, without discrimination", he said.

The humanitarian crisis in overstretched border camps, with another 400,000 of the Muslim ethnic minority estimated to be trapped in conflicted areas in western Myanmar since more "clearance operations" are being carried out by security forces.

The Hindu right who form the bedrock of Modi's support have long believed India is the home for all Hindus. And importantly, she said that Myanmar was prepared to start the verification process of refugees who wish to return and assured that "those who have been verified as refugees will be accepted without any problems and with full assurance of security and access to humanitarian aid".

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