More International Pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi to End Rohingya Misery

More International Pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi to End Rohingya Misery

He also criticized the worldwide community for doing nothing to stop the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, saying, under global law, every country has the responsibility to make sure that genocide will not take place. They also joined other protesters while handing over a memorandum to the office of the Australian Foreign Affairs ministry. Ravi Inder Singh, member of the Miri Piri Gurdwara managing committee in Australia, said the community members would participate in future protests also.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which has previously warned of the risk of a genocide in Myanmar, says the widespread destruction of homes and villages suggests "an effort to ethnically cleanse the region of its Rohingya population and to prevent their eventual return".

For an estimated 300,000 Rohingya Muslims living in squalor in Pakistan's largest city, the news from Myanmar in the past two weeks is reviving painful memories of the violence that drove many of them here half a century ago.

Speaking to the BBC on Saturday, Myanmar's minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement, Win Myat Aye, said: "Only those who prove they have lived in Rakhine and are citizens would be accepted to come back". "They want 10,000 Bangladeshi taka ($122) to take us", said one new arrival, bemoaning the price that Bangladeshi fisherman are asking to take them across the river.

His mother and brother, who he left behind in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, are among thousands on a perilous journey - either on foot or by boat - to flee what they call "ethnic cleansing" in the nation.

Through a three-year pilot program, the government has accepted 86 Myanmarese refugees, but they were not Rohingya Muslims. Hundreds of homes in Rohingya villages have been burned and about 400 people have been killed.

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The United Nations said more than 290,000 people crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh over the last two weeks since an August 25 crackdown on the stateless ethnic minority after, the military says, Rohingya militants attacked police posts.

The movement's leaders demanded the immediate deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in Rakhine state and the implementation of the recommendations made by a commission led by former United Nations head Kofi Annan, which warned unrest in the state could spiral out of control unless concrete action is taken soon.

Myanmar says its security forces are carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA, which the government has declared a terrorist organisation. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever peace prize victor, said on Monday "the world is waiting" for Suu Kyi to act.

The Myanmar government rejects the claims, saying Rohingya residents are burning their own houses to earn sympathy from the global community.

All claims of human rights protection are proving false and losing merit because human rights are being violated in broad day light in the world especially in the developing countries of Africa and Asia.

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 (@ARSA_Official). "The images we are seeing of the suffering of the Rohingya fill us with pain and dread", he said. The statement also said that PM Modi, during his recent visit to Myanmar, had expressed his concern at the casualties of security forces "as well as other innocent lives".