Rohingya Insurgent Group Declares Month-long Ceasefire Amid 'Humanitarian Crisis'


Iranian worshipers have staged rallies in Tehran and many other cities to express their outrage at the ongoing brutal violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The photos emerging from the border between the two countries show these people's desperate situation.

Amnesty said that based on interviews with witnesses and analysis by its own weapons experts, it believed there had been targeted use of landmines along a narrow stretch of the north-western border of Rakhine state that is a crossing point for fleeing Rohingya.

"It is now a national problem", Ali said.

September 7: Islamic Students Organisation on Wednesday staged a protest here over the deportation of Rohingyas Muslim refugees living in India.

Bangladesh's junior Foreign Minister Mohammed Shahriar Alam said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had 2,000 acres (810 hectares) near the existing camp of Kutupalong "to build temporary shelters for the Rohingya newcomers", according to a message posted Monday on his Facebook account.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her long struggle against military rule, has come under increasing worldwide criticism for the plight of the Rohingya.

Analysts say Suu Kyi is hampered by the politically incendiary nature of the issue in Myanmar and the fact she has little control over the military.

The diplomatic parlance of the Indian establishment over its decision to not sign the declaration aside, the fact is that India has been trying to shut its doors on the Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing Myanmar amid mass killings of members of the community by the Myanmar Army.

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The Turkish first lady said Myanmar government could resolve the crisis in a short time if it wished so.

Her administration has dismissed concerns about rights abuses and refused to grant visas to United Nations officials tasked with investigating such allegations.

Hatred towards the Rohingya is profound, particularly among Myanmar's Bamar majority, making speaking up for them a potentially politically suicidal move.

"This is a cruel and callous way of adding to the misery of people fleeing a systematic campaign of persecution", she said.

Najib also told reporters that he was considering raising the Rohingya issue when he holds talks with U.S. President Donald Trump next week, but he said the Rohingya issue had to be resolved "at the source".

Longer term solutions are even more problematic.

It published its findings in August. According to refugees, it has also targeted civilians with shootings and wholesale burning of villages in an apparent attempt to purge Rakhine state of Rohingya.

Reported byBenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. Note the crowds lining the bank (top).