UN Security Council urges 'immediate steps' to end Myanmar violence

UN Security Council urges 'immediate steps' to end Myanmar violence

India on Thursday sent 53 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, who poured into this country following the ethnic violence in the neighbouring Buddhist-majority nation.

The unanimous statement followed a council meeting held behind closed doors to respond to the violence that has driven nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh.

The protesters also raised slogans against Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counselor and Leader of the National League for Democracy of Myanmar.

(CNN) - Amnesty International said Thursday that Myanmar's ongoing crackdown on the Muslim minority Rohingya population is "ethnic cleansing". "There is a serious lack of coordination among the government and the agencies", Nur Khan Liton said.

The Bangladesh government earlier protested the alleged planting of anti-personnel landmines near the border by Myanmar security forces.

We continue to follow developments in Myanmar and Bangladesh and hope that the ordeal of the Rohingyas will soon end.

An ethnic group is a group of people who share, or are descended from, the same cultural background.

The Constitution of India gives right to equality and that applies to refugees as well, Owaisi said.

UN Security Council urges 'immediate steps' to end Myanmar violence
UN Security Council urges 'immediate steps' to end Myanmar violence

A Rohingya insurgent group attacked police posts in Rakhine on August 25, and the Burmese military responded with "clearance operations".

Around three hundred and eighty thousand Rohingya have fled Myanmar since violence erupted last month in Rakhine State.

The statement further read that India stands ready to provide any assistance required by Bangladesh in the hour of need.

"But I think it's It's now vital for her to use that moral capital and that authority to make the point about the suffering of the people of Rakhine". They have no hope.

"We have been told to build the shelters in 10 days".

Myanmar has accused the Rohingya of burning their own homes and villages - a claim the UN human rights chief criticised as a "complete denial of reality".

Meanwhile, Hasina said that the entire world is raising its voice against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and was calling upon the government to take their citizens back.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has affirmed the Indian government's full support to Bangladesh's stance over the Rohingya issue.