In her Tuesday speech, Suu Kyi condemned abuses and said all violators would be punished. She did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing by the security forces
Marzuki Darusman told the Geneva-based council the time left until his current March 2018 deadline was “utterly insufficient” and asked for a six-month extension. His mission is meant to assess the situation across all of Myanmar since 2011.
“I feel that all commoners are not terrorists. There might be some terrorists in that community who should be considered as terrorists. But they must not be confused with commoners. There is a difference between them,” Banerjee said.
The dewan of the dargah has also requested the Union government not to send the Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar in such trying times and take responsibility of their safety and security.
The exodus of Rohingya refugees from mainly Buddhist Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh has sparked a humanitarian emergency.
India doesn’t have any law dealing with refugees. An utterly humanitarian matter like the ‘refugees’ has come to be influenced by considerations of national security or relations between countries.
The exodus of Muslim Rohingya to Bangladesh began on August 25 after Rohingya militants attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp.
In her first address to the UN General Assembly as national leader in September last year, Suu Kyi defended her government’s efforts to resolve the crisis over treatment of the Muslim minority.
The comments were made in a statement put out by her office following a call with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has dubbed Rohingya crisis as “genocide”. But Suu Kyi defended her government’s actions saying her administration was “defending all the people” in Rakhine state.
The recent violence, which kicked off last October when a small Rohingya militant group ambushed border posts, is the worst Rakhine has witnessed in years with the UN saying Myanmar’s army may have committed ethnic cleansing in its response.
More than 3,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar, where the stateless Muslim minority faces persecution, in the past three days, the UN refugee agency said yesterday. Bangladesh has said there are thousands more Rohingya massed on its border with Myanmar.
“While raiding Rohingya villages, the Burmese brutal military soldiers bring along with them groups of Rakhine (Buddhist) extremists to attack Rohingya villagers, loot Rohingyas’ properties and later burn down Rohingya houses,” the group said via its Twitter account @ARSA_Official.
“Unhey yahan par rehney ka adhikar nahi hai. Hum moka dekh rahey hein. Moka dekhtey hi unhey jahan tahan bhejne ka pura prayas rahega. Humara kartavya rahega (They have no right to stay here. We are looking for an opportunity. Once we get one, we will make all efforts to deport them.This will be our duty),” he told mediapersons.
A Home Ministry official was quoted as saying that India was in touch with Myanmar and Bangladesh to deport 40,000 Rohingyas illegally in India. UNHCR office in India has reportedly issued refugee IDs to about 16,500 Rohingyas in India
Officials in Myanmar could not be contacted immediately for comment. Amnesty International has said deporting and abandoning the Rohingya would be “unconscionable”.