Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea

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It also wants the Myanmar embassy to be expelled from South Africa.

"My personal message is very clear, that they should consider this situation with the eyes of humanity", the Prime Minister told the BBC. "It's better that Allah [God] takes them, they are suffering so much".

The Rohingya, a stateless mostly Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Rakhine, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they are illegal immigrants.

He urged Myanmar authorities to end the "cruel military operation" in Rakhine state from where the Rohingya have been forced to flee for their lives. Civilians told Fortify Rights, a human rights group based in Bangkok, that the country's military is carrying out mass killings and arson attacks against the Rohingya community.

Chief UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday that violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State is putting "all civilians at risks" with humanitarian activities either suspended or severely interrupted and tens of thousands of people uprooted from their homes.

Top UN human rights official Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, has urged Myanmar to end "brutal security operations" against the Rakhine state, more specifically in Rohingya, calling it a "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea
Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea

Mogherini said in another statement released on Monday that the European Union is "stepping up our humanitarian engagement" in Bangladesh. This has fueled the ethnic cleansing and leaves the Rohingya Muslims without an option to escape. "We are not saying they should send troops there, but impose political and economic pressure", Khamenei said. "The Myanmar government should have handled this situation patiently and not allowed the army of the law enforcement agencies to attack the common people".

Ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening Rohingya refugee crisis, China on Tuesday extended support to Myanmar government and backed the military crackdown. So these people, they belong to Myanmar. "India has been the most humane nation.They [the Rohingyas] are still here".

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report of 2016, more than 1.68 lakh Rohingyas fled Myanmar in the last five years due to violence and desperation.

While India and China supported Myanmar, the USA called on officials in Myanmar to "stop the violence" after more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the country amid a brutal crackdown.

Add to it the over 3 lakh Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh since August 25, the number of Rohingya refugees goes beyond 7 lakh.