Myanmar Army Violence Against Rohingya 'Unacceptable'

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Suu Kyi has come under severe worldwide criticism for not doing enough to halt the strife that has left scores of people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the past few days.

"We urge the worldwide community to step up humanitarian support and come up with help", UN's Organisation for Migration's (IOM) operations director Mohammed Abdiker told news conference jointly with Assistant High Commissioner (operations) of UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) George Okoth-Obbo in the capital.

"India's position is same as Bangladesh's over the Rohingya issue".

Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Sindh, minority wing Dr Jai Pal said that Pakistan government should come forward to help the oppressed Muslims in Burma. We all clearly understand that.

"What is happening under Aung San Suu Kyi's watch in Myanmar right now is about as far as you could get from [these] ideas", the petition reads.

The protest march against the genocide and atrocities on the Rohingya Muslims raised slogans against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and gave slogans such as "Stop the genocide" and "UNO, break your silence".

Mr Tillerson said it was a "defining moment" for Burma. It's completely unacceptable and I'm very disappointed, said Kobbeltvedt in the letter published by Bergens Tidende.

The government has said that 176 out of 471, or 37.4 percent of all Rohingya villages were now empty of people, and an additional 34 villages were "partially abandoned".

The number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar has risen to almost 400,000.

Guterres repeated his call for "an effective action plan" to address the root causes of the situation, which he said he been left to fester for decades and has now escalated beyond Myanmar's borders, destabilizing the region.

Noting the commitments made by Myanmar to provide humanitarian assistance to all displaced individuals without discrimination, the members of the Security Council called on the government to fulfil these commitments, facilitate humanitarian assistance to those in need in Rakhine State and ensure the protection and safety of humanitarian actors.

While Western countries have been slow to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, Muslim-majority countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey, have expressed their support for the refugees. "This violence must stop, this persecution must stop".

In a period of past three weeks' time in excess of 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have escaped from Rakhine State. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state.