UN warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'


The Supreme Court today fixed September 18 for hearing a plea challenging the governments decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, to defer the hearing.

On Venezuela, Zeid called for an global independent investigation of possible rights violations, citing a report from his office last month that documented allegations of excessive use of force by security forces to quash protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

The protesters also urged the United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play a role and ask the Myanmar government to immediately stop the brutalities against Muslims and provide them protection.

The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the barbarism of Myanmar government and silence of the world leaders and human rights organisations.

Zeid said he was "further appalled" by reports that Myanmar authorities planting land mines along the border. Some members also suggested severing diplomatic ties with Myanmar.

The plight of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where almost 300,000 have fled their homes from what they say are state-orchestrated mass killings into neighbouring Bangladesh, has seen Russia's Muslims stage several protests, particularly after a call by Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.

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More than 270,000 people have fled to nearby Bangladesh in less than a three-week span.

KHAR: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Bajaur chapter, staged a protest against the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The resolution was passed in the wake of fresh refugee inflow from Myanmar, triggered by what the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing being carried out by the Myanmar military in the Rakhine state following insurgent attacks on police posts and an army base on August 25. The government of Myanmar blames terrorists for starting the violence.

On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene.

A large number of Muslims, including women and children, have been burnt alive, lynched to death or lost their lives while fleeing the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people.

"That's why we are giving shelter to the Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds as we are human beings".

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights noted Rijiju had reportedly said that because India is not a signatory to the Refugee Convention it "can dispense with worldwide law on the matter, together with basic human compassion".

Former RSS ideologue and Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan leader K N Govindacharaya recently moved the apex court seeking to make him a party in the case filed by the two Rohingya Muslims.

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has said the latest violence may have left more than 1,000 dead, a lot of them Rohingya.

In response, the military unleashed what it called "clearance operations" to root out the insurgents.

Basic resources were scarce, including food, clean water and medical aid.

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