January 24 2018

India, China sympathetic to Rohingyas

January 24 2018, 01:56 | Van Peters

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Almost 15,000 have received refugee documentation, according to the United Nations, but India wants to deport them all. "I am sure Myanmar will take positive steps to take back the Rohingyas".

The violence comes days after Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared that the military had ceased its "clearance operations" in the border area.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attack on police posts and an army base on August 25 came just some hours after Annan's commission released its final report in Yangon.

Bishop Cantu's letter to Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall, special assistant for worldwide organizations and alliances at the National Security Council, also appealed for "durable solutions and protections to address the growing Rohingya crisis" and the possible resettlement of some non-Rohingya refugees for whom relocation is "the most viable solution".

Across the border in Bangladesh, a truck carrying aid for the Rohingya crashed into a field on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring another 10. "We are concerned that the latest violence may undermine our hopes on going back home", Marche said.

He urged the government of Myanmar to allow assistance into those who remain in Rakhine.

"We have also concerns about the injured", she said. "We were drenched", she told AFP.

U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to end the violence, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday.

Hasina said she called BNP chief Khaleda Zia before the 2014 election and went to her house after the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko.

"The humanitarian angle notwithstanding, India's stand on Rohingya refugees is to be seen from the point of view of the current global perception on migration, which is perceived as a security threat", Samir Patil, director of the Centre for International Security at the Gateway House think tank, told Anadolu Agency. But hatred and bigotry toward the minority Rohingya has been deeply rooted in Rakhine. "They talked to them. they're all sympathetic to the Rohingya refugees".

Not a single FIR for endangering national security has been filed against any Rohingya immigrant so far, two petitioners from the community submitted before the Supreme Court on Friday in response to the Centre's claim that Rohingyas were a security threat.

"WHO is very concerned about the health situation on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh, given the very crowded settlements, a lot of them spontaneous", said Fadela Chaib, the agency's spokesperson in Geneva. Recent reports by Amnesty International and Bangladeshi officials say the military plants landmines on the path of those trying to cross into Bangladesh, causing them to sustain serious wounds or lose their limbs.

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