Dhaka (August 30, 2017): With the state-backed systematic genocide of Rohingya Muslims continuing in Myanmar thousands of addition Muslims fleeing to save lives have gathered at Bangladesh border.
According to international media over 9,000 Rohingya Rohingya Muslims, many of whom are sick, tattered, and hungry, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border or preparing to reach it in coming days.
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A series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security forces in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday and ensuing clashes triggered the Rohingya exodus, while the government evacuated thousands of Rakhine Buddhists.
The United Nations has condemned the violence against Rohingya Muslims and has also been pressure on Myanmar to protect civilian lives without discrimination. The UN has also appealed to Bangladesh to open its border for those fleeing Myanmar military’s selective targeting.
The Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots there that go back centuries.
Bangladesh is already host to more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar since the early 1990s.
Dhaka has asked the United Nations to pressure Myanmar over its treatment of the Muslim minority, insisting it cannot accept any more. More than 8,700 Rohingya have registered in Bangladesh since Friday, the United Nations said.
Around another 4,000 people were stranded in no man’s land between the two countries near Taung Bro village, where temporary shelters stretched for several hundred meters on a narrow strip between the Naf river and Myanmar’s border fence.
Many Rohingya trying to enter Bangladesh were sick and at least six have died after making the crossing, an aid worker said, adding that fear of being caught and sent back meant some refused to seek help.