Global community must step up Rohingya aid — United Nations exec

A woman holds a placard at a rally to listen to the speech made by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in front of Yangon City Hall on Tuesday

A woman holds a placard at a rally to listen to the speech made by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in front of Yangon City Hall on Tuesday

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Amid escalating trouble for the immigrated Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, Bangladesh has now banned telecom operators from providing mobile services to the refugees.

However, according to the Burmese government, atrocities have been carried out by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or ARSA, a Rohingya militant group, who promises to continued resistance until Rohingya demands for the restoration of citizenship rights within Myanmar are met.

The UN has described the military campaign as "ethnic cleansing".

Dhaka - The chief of United Nations refugee agency has urged for the creation of an atmosphere in Myanmar conducive to repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled to neighbouring Bangladesh for shelter.

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Myanmar troops yesterday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a grave containing 28 corpses in Rakhine state, evidence of what the army says is a massacre by Rohingya Muslim militants.

However, Amnesty International on Friday blamed Myanmar's security forces and vigilantes for fires in Rohingya villages seen on recent satellite images. He called on security forces to end the violence in Rakhine, stop vigilantism there, protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance in the area.

"International support is also now being stepped up, under the leadership of the government".

UN High Commissioner of Refugees Filippo Grandi told a news conference in Bangladesh that "solutions to this crisis lie with Myanmar".

"We don't want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we won't tolerate Rohingya on Indian soil", a senior official with the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi said.

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Meanwhile, a statement from the Office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, citing a Hindu community leader in Maungdaw town, claimed that "hundreds of militants" were allegedly involved in the attack on the village that killed about 100 people on August 25, the same day when the group supposedly launched pre-dawn attacks on 30 police outposts along the western border with Bangladesh.

Densely populated Bangladesh is struggling to shelter all the refugees desperate for space to set up shacks, sparking worries in India that the influx could spill into its territory.

Rohingya community leaders noted that most of the Rakhine villages near the Bangladesh border are now deserted.

Refusing to comment on India's stand on the issue, the official said his government's intelligence sources have so far not come across terrorist link of Rohingya refugees.

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