Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Myanmar police opens fire on demonstrators killing many

Myanmar police opens fire on demonstrators killing many

More than 650,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh since Burma's military launched a brutal crackdown in August following attacks on police posts by a militant group.

The Bangladesh statement said "Myanmar has reiterated its commitment to stop [the] outflow of Myanmar residents to Bangladesh".

On Wednesday a Bangladesh official told AFP thousands of Rohingya stranded in no man's land since the latest violence erupted would be among the first to return under the agreement with Myanmar.

As many as 10,000 demonstrators gathered and marched to Rakhine District Administration Office to lodge a protest which turned violent.

Naypyidaw, Jan. 18 (IANS): Myanmar said on Thursday that it has asked Bangladesh to arrest and extradite more than 1,300 Rohingyas suspected of taking part in a rebel assault against government checkpoints in Rakhine state in August previous year.

Though Burma's army claimed it was a clearance operation against the terrorists, the United Nations, United States and others have said the operations were "ethnic cleansing" to remove the Rohingya from the country, also known as Myanmar. They are generally called "Bengalis", a reference to the belief that they migrated illegally from Bangladesh. We really wish to go back to our land. Despite evidence of flawed trials and coerced confessions, the High Court upheld the death penalty against almost 140 members of the Bangladesh Rifles, as the border security force was formerly known, who are accused of participating in a deadly mutiny, killing officers and raping their female relatives.

Rajini - Kamal reunite for MGR film
Kamal said the term 'Dravidian, ' must be expanded beyond Tamilnadu to all southern States to get a better deal from the Centre. The Tamil actor urged people to question mediocrity in governance and welfare measures of the government and "raise the bar".

"Even though we are talking about a two-year process, it totally depends on how the two countries cooperate", Myanmar government Spokesman Zaw Htay said.

Myint Kyaing, permanent secretary at Myanmar's Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population, told Reuters this month Myanmar would begin processing at least 150 people a day through each of the two camps by January 23.

Mohammad Farouk, 20, who arrived in Bangladesh following the August 25 attacks, said exchanging one camp for another made little difference - except "the camps in Myanmar will be far worse, because we will be confined there and there will be a risk to our lives".

"Without investigation, transparency, and accountability for crimes against the Rohingya, any discussion of repatriation is a nonstarter".

A group of refugees at the Kutupalong Rohingya camp near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh expressed doubt about the camps Myanmar has agreed to establish on its side of the border. He says that 20 police officers were wounded in the event, though there have been no descriptions as to the nature of their injuries.

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