Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

Rohingya Muslim refugees camp on a road near Balukhali refugee camp near the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia

United Nations human rights investigators yesterday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to investigate a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the probe.

An official with the International Committee of the Red Cross said all of those killed on Thursday morning were Bangladeshi workers hired to distribute food packages to 500 Rohingya families along Bangladesh's border with Burma in the Bandarban district.

Since 2012, more than 1,000 Rohingya have been killed, some 320,000 live in squalid camps in Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh, and thousands have embarked on perilous sea voyages to other Southeast Asian countries, according to estimates by the USA -based Human Rights Watch and the United Nations.

United States officials, for their part, have said that any return to sanctions imposed when Myanmar was under military rule is unlikely.

More than 4,20,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled Myanmar for the safety of neighbouring Bangladesh.

The NHRC intervention came ten days after the MHA told states that they have powers to identify and deport such people while noting that infiltration from Rakhine state of Myanmar in the recent years has become a burden on the limited resources of the country.

Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid to Rohingya refugees.

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He said India would not be violating any global law by acting against illegal immigrants as the issue was related to India's national security. Under sustained campaign by the BJP, the West Bengal government was forced to extend deadline for Durga idol immersion to 10 pm on October 1, he pointed out The BJP is not pleased that those fighting battle on behalf of Rohingyas have tried to link the issue to the refugee status of Chakmas, who are Buddhists.

The aid shipment was bound for the north of the Rakhine State where insurgent attacks on August 25 sparked a military backlash.

According to recent reports dating back to mid-2016 from the United Nations, the southeast Asian country of Myanmar has experienced a spike in violence resulting in what the worldwide community suspects is a genocide.

"But the Myanmar government is not responding to the calls".

Suu Kyi's speech was a "mix of untruths and victim blaming", according to Amnesty International. Instead of denouncing the violence perpetrated by the military, Suu Kyi said more time was needed to investigate why so many Rohingya are fleeing.

The attack occurred in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state.

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