Some 582,000 Rohingya are now known to have fled since violence erupted on Aug. 25 in northern Rakhine state, where they lack access to food and health care, UN officials said.
The Home Ministry on Monday held consultations with Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh — the states bordering Myanmar — to discuss the Free Movement Regime (FMR).
The UN estimates that some 537,000 Rohingya have fled to camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh in the fastest growing refugee crisis.
The agreement, approved by EU ambassadors and set to be signed off at a meeting of foreign ministers on Monday, said the rapid flight of so many people “strongly indicates a deliberate action to expel a minority”.
Rohingyas in Myanmar: The report released on Wednesday is based on 65 interviews with individuals and groups conducted in mid-September.
Since the crisis began media and international NGOs have only been given highly controlled access on officially-steered visits. Myanmar denies the Rohingya citizenship, describing them as “Bengali” interlopers.
The MoU covers upgrading of Yamethin Women’s Police Training Centre to boost the capabilities of the Myanmar Government in building capacities of its police force with technical and financial assistance from Government of India, the statement added.
Bangladesh and humanitarian organisations are struggling to help the 509,000 Rohingya who have arrived since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar military offensive that the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.
The Supreme Court directed Centre and the two Rohingya petitioners to compile all documents and international conventions for its assistance.
The United Nations has called the exodus of 507,000 Rohingya since late August the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency, and said Buddhist-majority Myanmar is engaging in ethnic cleansing against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
“This bombing serves as a warning to the embassy of murderers, killers of women and children in the Muslim Rakhine State, and in solidarity with the sons of this weakened Muslim population,” Hasm said in its statement.
Lalzirliana said it is unlikely that the Rohingyas would come to Mizoram as the community’s home state of Rakhine in Myanmar is quite far off.
Thailand does not recognise the status of any refugees or recognise the Rohingya as legitimate migrant workers. Thailand said it supported a statement on the issue by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a grouping of 10 nations.
While the exact reasons for the portrait’s removal, remain unclear, there is a general view that the allegations of ethnic cleansing as a result of Mynamar’s Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes to Bangladesh is likely to be behind the move.
The crisis began when a Rohingya insurgent group launched attacks with rifles and machetes on a series of security posts in Myanmar on Aug. 25, prompting the military to launch a brutal round of “clearance operations” in response.