Myanmar mines target Rohingya refugees: Rights group

Rohingya are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar

Rohingya are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar

Monsoon rains worsened already hard conditions in makeshift Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh in mid-September.

Indian Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated Thursday that tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar residing in India are "not refugees but illegal immigrants".

The latest violence in Myanmar has sent an estimated 429,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh in less than a month.

However, telecom companies have asserted that the ban could be lifted once the refugees get biometric identity cards in a process which the army claims might take six months.

Earlier this week, the Centre told SC many Rohingya refugees have links with IS and Pakistan's spy agency ISI, posing a "serious security threat" to India. He was two years' old when his parents were forced to flee their home in Rakhine state of Myanmar. The worldwide community urges Myanmar to stop "ethnic cleansing" in Rakhine state and to create "safe zones" inside that country to protect all civilians, under the supervision of the UN.

There are reports of insurgent Rohingya people attacking and killing 12 Myanmar border police in August, although Ramadan describes the Rohingya leadership as having "condemned any forms of violence".

"For the time being, they (the Rohingya) can't buy any SIM cards", senior telecoms ministry officer Enayet Hossain said yesterday.

The situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar was "complicated by long-standing ethnic divisions in a country where the military still exercises significant influence over governance and the economy", Cantu wrote.

Last week, Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in a televised national address that the worst of the violence in Rakhine state was over.

"Almost three weeks later, we can see in real time how there is no let-up in the campaign of violence against Rohingya in northern Rakhine State".

According to different assessments, from 14,000 to 40,000 Rohingya Muslims are now staying in India to avoid a military crackdown in Myanmar.

The latest influx of refugees have put huge pressure on Bangladesh, stretching the limits of global aid agencies.

Witnesses told the group that Myanmar military personnel also planted mines on roads inside Rakhine prior to their attacks on predominantly Rohingya villages. "I don't know what the objection is", he had said.

"We are receiving adults every day on the cusp of dying from dehydration", said Kate White, the group's emergency medical coordinator.

The Rohingya petitioner, however, told the top court that deportation would violate human rights and India's commitment to worldwide law on refugees.

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