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India calls Rohingya refugees 'threat to national security'

16 September 2017, 01:23 | Franklin Nunez

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This comes after the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life, while also urging the worldwide community to help provide assistance for the almost 380,000 people who have fled to Bangladesh. "This persecution must stop".

"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic", he said, noting that at the time of his briefing to the press last week, there were 125,000 Rohingya who had fled to Bangladesh.

Suu Kyi is not Myanmar's president - her official titles are state counselor and foreign minister - but she effectively serves as leader of the Southeast Asian nation though she does not control the military.

Last week, Myanmar said it was negotiating with Russian Federation and China to block any statements from the council, but both countries supported Wednesday's condemnation of the violence.

Earlier, UN Secretary General António Guterres called on Myanmar to suspend the military crackdown in Rakhine, which began after the August 25 attack on security forces by Rohingya terrorists.

Instead, the State Department has called for a de-escalation of tensions between security forces and Rohingya militias and urged Myanmar's government to expand access to humanitarian aid groups and journalists.

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Then on September 13, the show aired a brief clip of the United Nations chief calling on Myanmar authorities to end the violence, which Woodruff followed with "Myanmar claims that it's only reacting to attacks by Rohingya insurgents".

This comes after online petitions signed by 10,000 Canadians, collected in just five days, urged Trudeau to act and to revoke Suu Kyi's honorary Canadian citizenship.

While "the true number of fires and extent of property destruction is likely to be much higher", Amnesty also says that satellite images form mixed ethnic areas show that non-Rohingya areas "appear to have been left untouched".

One of the dozens of boats carrying Rohingya to the border town of Teknaf capsized yesterday and at least two people drowned, police said. In it she vowed to find a solution to long-running ethnic and religious hatreds in Rakhine "that will lead to peace, stability and development for all communities within the state". He said the humanitarian crisis is worsened by Myanmar's refusal to permit aid agencies to come in and provide help. The army denies the allegations.

The Indian government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees were "a threat to national security", pushing back against condemnation of its plans to deport them.

The Rohingya people are a minority ethnic group in Myanmar, largely shunned by much of the country's mostly Buddhist population.



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