Myanmar govt to set up working group for 'urgent repatriation' of refugees

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Bangladesh and aid groups are struggling to help 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who have arrived in Bangladesh since Aug 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar crackdown that the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

On the other hand, the Myanmar government has blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) of using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to kill security troops and damage the infrastructure.

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said Sunday in the Bangladeshi town of Cox's Bazar the needs of more than 430,000 people who have fled violence in Myanmar are enormous and Bangladesh is facing "immense" challenges.

There have been fewer rapes reported among the influx of refugees since August, said Dr. Niranta Kumar, the clinic's health coordinator, but those they have seen have injuries suggesting "more aggressive" attacks on women.

Deportation of Rohingyas, the rejoinder said, would be a complete violation of their human rights and India's commitment to global law on refugees. So far almost 436,000 from the stateless Muslim minority have fled to the country from Myanmar.

The violence against Rohingya Muslims has seen more than 400,000 muslims escape into Bangladesh in what has been described by the U.N.as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

During the General Assembly of United Nation previous year, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended and set out the government's vision to find lasting and meaningful solutions to the complex situation in Rakhine.

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"It's not safe here for them here", she says with a desperation in her voice nearing panic.

"First and foremost violence has to stop because it is that violence that has caused the flight of the people".

The journalists warned that while the global community, including the USA and European Union, have imposed an arms embargo against the government in Myanmar, Israel is "the main arm supplier of Myanmar and continues to arm Burma military amid ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims".

An official of India's federal investigations agency said it was seeking help from Muslim religious leaders to step up surveillance of the Rohingya.

Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid to Rohingya refugees and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue with the UN.

Thus, as per the worldwide law, Rohingyas are "refugees" and had fled their country to avoid persecution and can not return to their homeland.

In her address to the U.N. General Assembly in NY, on Thursday, she said, "I have come here just after seeing the hungry, distressed and hopeless Rohingya from Myanmar who took shelter in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh".

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