Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

"Acts of genocide" suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar

ROHINGYA-CAMP-TENSIONS-MYANMAR-REUTERS 'Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya continues'
Ray Hunter | 09 March, 2018, 09:52

Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, Zeid noted that his office said on Tuesday that it believes ethnic cleansing is still underway in Rakhine state.

A man walks between a rice field and the shacks of Rohingya refugees living on the land of Bangladeshi farmer Jorina Katun near the Kutapalong refugee camp in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh February 9, 2018.

"The nature of the violence has changed from the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of previous year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation that seems to be created to drive the remaining Rohingya from their homes and into Bangladesh".

Refugees living in camps in southeastern Bangladesh have also resisted the idea, fearing they will not be safe if they return to Rakhine.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted more time to the Centre to file an affidavit that alleged that the Border Security Force (BSF) is stopping Rohingya refugees from entering India.

Rakhine state has seethed with ethnic hatreds for years, with the persecution of the Rohingya minority culminating in a ruthless army campaign against them that started last August and sparked a mass exodus.

Earlier this year in February, the Centre had responded to a plea which alleged that Rohingya refugees who wanted to enter India after fleeing persecution in Myanmar were being "pushed back" at the border by the BSF in violation of the United Nations principle of non-refoulement.

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Myanmar's military has largely closed off the north of Rakhine state to journalists, diplomats and most aid organisations apart from brief chaperoned trips.

Myanmar's military claims its crackdown on Rohingya villages is aimed at eradicating "terrorists", who allegedly attacked border police posts in August 2017.

Living conditions for refugees remain extremely hard despite a growing global response, but the United Nations refugee agency said the threat from elephants had emerged as a new concern.

Rights groups and the United Nations have warned that conditions for their return are not close to being in place.

Myanmar's military has denied committing any abuses outside one incident in the Rakhine village of Inn Din, where it said security forces assisted with the killing of 10 unarmed Rohingya.

Hundreds of Rohingya villages were torched, and recent satellite imagery showed at least 55 villages have since been completely bulldozed, removing all traces of buildings, wells and vegetation. Myanmar's Buddhist majority is often accused of subjecting them to discrimination and violence.

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