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Rohingya try to enter Desh to flee Myanmar violence

Rohingya try to enter Desh to flee Myanmar violence

Fresh violence reportedly erupted on Friday after members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launched an attack on Myanmar security forces, resulting in a retaliation in which at least 89 people including a dozen security personnel were killed.

Myanmar's minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement Win Myat Aye told Reuters late on Saturday that 4,000 "ethnic villagers" who had fled their villages had been evacuated, referring to non-Muslim residents of the area.

The UN's International Organization for Migration said recently that around 87,000 Rohingya had crossed the border and entered Bangladesh since last October, when a new string of violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Another 20 Rohingya were caught Sunday and sent back after crossing the Naf river, a natural border between Myanmar and Bangladesh, according to Ariful Islam, a commander with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement, told Reuters, an global news agency, that 4,000 "ethnic villagers" who had fled their villages had been evacuated.

One army source said the military was also struggling to differentiate. Suu Kyi has condemned the raids in which insurgents wielding guns, sticks and homemade bombs assaulted 30 police stations and an army base.

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The government said they were carried out by a previously unknown Rohingya militant group.

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Pope Francis has appealed for an end to persecution of the Rohingya people.

"Under the principle of non-refoulement, countries are under obligation not to send back refugees to their country of origin where circumstances of grave human rights violations prevail", CHRI's Director Sanjoy Hazarika said in the statement.

"As Myanmar refuses to acknowledge Rohingya Muslims as citizens, it becomes impossible for the Indian government to deport them there, making the advisory infructuous", Dhanuka said.

Still, more than 2000 Rohingya entered Bangladesh overnight through two points at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar district, said Jalal Ahmed, a local government official at the Kharangakhali border point.

Commissioned by Myanmar's own government, it urged the scrapping of restrictions of movement and citizenship imposed on the roughly one million-strong Rohingya community in Rakhine.

At least 100 mainly women and children arrived Sunday at a makeshift camp in Balukhali, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene, many bringing tales of horror from over the border.

Thousands of Rohingya have fled towards Bangladesh, but authorities there have refused to let a lot of them in, with an untold number of people - mainly women and children -stranded along the border zone.


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