An exhausted Rohingya helps an elderly family member and a child as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing from Myanmmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, in Ukhia, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. The man said he lost several family members in Myanmar. Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, fleeing the latest round of violence to engulf their homes in Myanmar, have been walking for days or handing over their meager savings to Burmese and Bangladeshi smugglers to escape what they describe as certain death. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Aung San Suu Kyi has thanked India in a latest video released by Reuters while she did not mention the plight of the Rohingya Muslims.

No word of condemnation against Rohingya abuse! Instead, Aung San Suu Kyi thanks India for its stance with regard to "terrorist threat" in Myanmar

Posted by Press TV on Wednesday, 6 September 2017

 

The secretary general of the United States , António Guterres , called for awarding nationality or legal status to the muslims of Rakhine as he cited a UN report estimating the number of refugees fleeing from Myanmar at 125,000.

He expressed his concern on the situation in Rakhine where reports of brutality of security forces with an already marginalized community have caused an uproar around the world. He also said the matter has been referred to the security council and called on all nations to find a solution the crisis.

Meanwhile the leader of Burma Aung San Suu Kyi spoke on the issue for the first time as she called the President of Turkey and denied any mishandling by the security forces claiming that the Arakan Rakhine Salvation army is spreading disinformation about the situation on ground. She referred to a number of fake pics that are being spread on social media platform. The Turkish authorities released the details of the conversation and said they were confident they would be able to take relief to the area following Erdogan’s show of concern for the Rohingya muslims. Erdogan has been most vocal on the issue along with Iran’s Jawad Zarif and both countries took the strongest stance while  calling to resolve the issue.

 

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2600 houses burned in Rakhine as Rohingya Muslims migrate to Bangladesh

Around 60000 Rohingya muslims have migrated to Bangladesh in one week following Myanmar Army’s crack down on Rohingya dominated Rakhine area.The Myanmar army announced the crackdown on ARSA (Rakhine Salvation Army) that has been banned by the Myanmar government.

This adds to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims who are already a persecuted minority in Myanmar. The Myanmar government does not recognize them as Myanmar citizens and there have been widespread reports of horrible crimes against Rohingya muslims both by Myanmar army as well as local Buddhist groups.

The recent influx of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh has caused concern in all quarters including UN who have appealed to the Myanmar government to stop persecution of the Rohingya community.Voices were raised by Iran , Turkey and human rights watch groups but Myanmar government denies all allegations and has continued the crackdown in the Rakhine.

Rakhine remains inaccessible for any outside journalist and only Myanmar government’s approved journalists are allowed to cover the area.This makes it really difficult to judge the exact situation on ground but Human rights watch have claimed that satellite images confirm that the houses were indeed burnt by the Myanmar Army.

“Satellite imagery shows the total destruction of a Muslim village, and prompts serious concerns that the level of devastation in northern Rakhine State may be far worse than originally thought,” said Phil Robertson, the deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch.

Meanwhile eyewitness accounts are emerging in both press and social media where they describe gruesome details of people being burnt alive and beheaded by the Myanmar army. A number of videos and images are also circulating on social media but the area remains inaccessible to journalists and all such details remain unconfirmed.

We bring you some coverage from major news outlets on the Rohingya crisis:

STOP GENOCIDE AGAINST MUSLIMS IN MYANMAR!See how Muslims' houses in Rohingya completely burned to ashes by Burmese army

Posted by Press TV on Sunday, 3 September 2017

 

The world needs to know this

Posted by The Independent on Sunday, 3 September 2017

 

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