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Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Muslim Rohingyas in the Rakhine state is "clearly disproportionate" to insurgent attacks carried out last month, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Amid reports that the Myanmar army was forcing the Rohingya's to flee their homes and was laying land mines on its border with Bangladesh to prevent their return, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) said that immediate humanitarian aid was needed for more than 270,000 refugees who have no access to food and health facilities.

"The meeting called upon the government of Myanmar to accept the UN Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into all alleged violations of worldwide human rights law and to bring the perpetrators to justice", said the statement. The country of Burma renamed Myanmar in 1989, has refused citizenship to Rohingyas, issuing only temporary identity cards known as "white cards" to these internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The worsening of the Rohingya crisis coincided with the third day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first bilateral visit to Myanmar.

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He said stronger action was needed from the global community, including the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

The stateless Muslim minority blames Myanmar's army and Buddhist mobs for the widespread killings.

Like the monk, the government says Rohingya insurgents have been burning down their own villages in northern Rakhine as they attacked both majority Buddhists and minority Hindus. A prior report; "Yale study" carried out much earlier than the current wave of violence had 'suggested that the brutality toward the Rohingya might qualify as genocide.' Many global peace prize winners have joined the movement, asking Aung San Suu Kyi to return the Nobel Peace Prize.

Some have called for the Nobel Peace Prize Suu Kyi won in 1991 as a champion of democracy to be revoked.

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The US Department of State said Saturday it is "very concerned" about the violence unfolding in the region, but stopped short of criticizing the country's government or its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Lawyer and Chief Executive of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy, Azril Mohd Amin, said Malaysia's effort in sending a humanitarian mission would be more meaningful if the safe zone could be created soon.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's comments to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva came as the official tally of Rohingya who have fled Myanmar and crossed into southern Bangladesh in just over two weeks soared through 300,000.

"We are doing what we can for them (Rohingya refugees)".

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The front man is Ata Ullah, a charismatic commander who lambasts Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya in videos and English written statements circulated on their active Twitter account. As a result, they're effectively stateless.

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