Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

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She also blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the violence in Rakhine and warned against misinformation on the situation.

The scale of violence and the hapless situation of innocent civilians have made global headlines since its start. What are the crimes of the women, children, the innocent people?

Senior Intelligence department functionaries were reportedly present at the meet, giving inputs to the PMO over the threat posed to nation's internal security by the Muslim immigrants from Myanmar.

Suu Kyi has refused to condemn the military's violent crackdown, which in turn has led to calls that she be stripped of her peace prize.

The core of the conundrum lies in the identity of the Rohingya. "We can only accept them after they are verified".

Bangladeshi border guards block people from crossing.

Critics have accused Buddhist-majority Myanmar as treating Rohingya as illegal migrants from Bangladesh and denying them citizenship, even though many Rohingya families have lived in the country for generations.

The worldwide community has been unable to find a solution. They are effectively rendered "stateless" - precisely the same indignity to which the Rohingya have been subjected in Burma.

Zaw Htay also said Myanmar would not allow all people who fled to return.

Still, more refugees were arriving.

But India might deport the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims leaving across the country. Permanent members Russian Federation and China have publicly backed the Myanmar government.

The meeting was called by top aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Misra, and attended by senior officials including National Security Advisor (NSA) chief Ajit Doval.

Kochi: A Kerala-based Islamic outfit has written to the Norwegian Nobel Institute to revoke the Nobel prize awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi, alleging that the Myanmar government guided by her has persecuted the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country.

The spokesperson for her party National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung Shin was quoted saying that "perhaps" Ms Suu Kyi has "more pressing matters to deal with". "She's never afraid of facing criticism or confronting problems". She's also been criticised for remaining silent over the issue and failing to end the violence.

"It is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months.as the situation in Rakhine has been such since many decades and goes back to pre colonial times". "The secretary general, I think, has made his position clear in the letter he wrote to the security council", he added. The possibility of another military takeover can not be ruled out in the event there is a real threat to national sovereignty and territorial integrity, regardless of what the constitution says.

The Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA), formerly known as Harakatul Yakeen, first emerged in October 2016 when it attacked three police outposts in the Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships, killing nine police officers.

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