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All Myanmar Muslims suffering state-backed persecution: Rights group

05 September 2017

Almost 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps.

The United Nations said 123,600 had crossed into Bangladesh in the past 11 days following an uptick in fighting between militants and Myanmar's military in strife-torn western Rakhine state, which raised fears of a humanitarian disaster.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

Also, the chairman of a branch of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Suyadi Al Abu Fatih, said that the volunteers should preferably be aged between 21 and 40 years, and they can get the registration form from a post in Klaten or download it from the group's Facebook page, reported Efe quoting Indonesian media Tempo.

"There are a great many Muslim countries".

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During his stay in Myanmar, Prime Minister Modi will also visit Bagan, a heritage city where the Archaeological Survey of India is involved in restoration work of a temple and some pagodas, and Yangon where he will interact with members of the Indian community.

Thousands of Rohingyas are crossing over into Bangladesh - where they are sparingly given refugee status - to escape from the violence in Rakhine state. Her readiness to side with the majority is the clearest indication of the obstacles the Rohingya face in their struggle to obtain human rights and equality in their own country.

In Khapro, the students of private schools and teachers staged a protest demonstration, while the lawyers also took out a protest rally in Khanewal town against the persecution of minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

She said Myanmar soldiers come to the beach two or three times a day to check on the displaced villagers.

The report by the Burma Human Rights Network likewise found that "persecution of Muslims has worsened rather than improved" since Suu Kyi's government came to power in March 2016.

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On his official Instagram account, Kadyrov labeled attacks on Rohingya as "genocide". Many once considered Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, an icon of democracy.

Video provided to CNN by activists showed men, women and children stranded in dense jungle, making shelters out of sticks and sheets. "Rohingya people should be given citizenship in Myanmar, the country where they were born", she added.

The new arrivals - many sick or wounded with burns or bullet wounds - have strained aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.

The message was conveyed by deputy secretary-general for bilateral affairs Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin to the Myanmar ambassador during the meeting at Wisma Putra in Putrajaya.

"The security authorities need to immediately stop all forms of violence there and provide humanitarian assistance and development aid for the short and long term", Retno said after her meetings in the Myanmar capital.

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All Myanmar Muslims suffering state-backed persecution: Rights group