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Buddhists and Hindus flee Myanmar attacks

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    Myanmar: Nine Chakmas and Hindus killed in the attacks by the Rohingya Salvation Army terrorists
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    The aPolitical Team |
    27/08/2017
    At least six Hindus and three Chakmas were killed in Rakhine province in the attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), previously known as Harakat al-Yaqin, terrorists yesterday. The attacks on the Hindu family clearly show that the ARSA is Jihadi militant organisation.

    The Chakmas (known as Daignet) were fleeing from their village, Aungthapyi, to Rangarzeti village when they were attacked by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army terrorists in northern Maungdaw Township. At least 20 Chakmas including women and children are still missing. Aungthapyi village is a small village with only 8 families. Fearing attacks from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, they were fleeing and attacked on the way.

    The Irrawaddy has also reported in the incident: “In a separate attack, 20 ethnic Daignet—a sub-ethnicity of Rakhine—were besieged by around 100 Muslim insurgents with knives as they evacuated to Aung Zan village in Maungdaw on Saturday afternoon, according to a statement from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief’s Facebook page on Sunday. One man evaded the violence but the fate of the rest of the villagers is unknown, according to the statement.”

    The ARSA also killed six members of a Hindu family – by hacking to death three of the children – in northern Rakhine on Saturday. The images circulated by the State Counsellor Office of Myanmar are too disturbing and not being shared.

    A Chakma Buddhist monk from Maugndaw told The aPolitical that three dead bodies of the Chakmas were recovered after the attacks.

    The Reuters reported that the Myanmar government has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers in the area as clashes continue.

    In the meanwhile, The Mizzima news reported that the Border Guard Bangladesh troops stood guard at the borders to stop the Rohingyas from entering Cox’s Bazar under Chittagong district.

    The Rohingya are being encouraged to settle in the Bandarban district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs). The Daily Star reported that nearly 2,000 to 2,500 Rohingya refugees entered in Naikhyangchhari upazila of Bandarban district under CHTs from Myanmar while hundreds of Rohingyas are waiting at the no man’s land at Ghumdhum in Naikhyangchhari upazila to enter into Bangladesh.

    As The aPolitical highlighted the CHTs is getting drawn into the Rohingya crisis with the Chakmas being victimized by the Islamic groups on both sides of the borders.

    The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) terrorists attacked 30 police posts on 25 August 2017 in which at least 91 people were killed in the Rakhine province.
    https://www.theapolitical.in/focus/...ed-attacks-rohingya-salvation-army-terrorists
     
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    On Monday, 4 September 2017
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    Displaced Rakhine ethnic people from Maungdaw township, arrive at the monastery for temporary shelter in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 31 August 2017. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA

    Village chief San Tun's remote Mro tribe used to get by foraging in the Myanmar jungle, living among the patchwork of ethnic groups who co-existed imperfectly in Rakhine state.

    But last month murder visited his community.

    An attack on his people, allegedly by Rohingya terrorists, was the catalyst for the worst round of fighting the region has ever seen, forcing them to flee death, arson and suspicion.


    San Tun says the terrorists killed eight villagers as they were out foraging, including his brother and oldest son, on August 3.


    Following the deaths, there was a build-up of security forces in northern Rakhine.

    Heavy fighting broke out three weeks later between the terrorists and security forces, causing some 73,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee west into Bangladesh.

    But a smaller and similarly terrified stream of civilians from Rakhine's Buddhist and Hindu communities -- some 11,000 -- have headed in the opposite direction, their lives also upended by neighbour turning on neighbour.

    The Mro, a forest-dwelling and mainly Buddhist tribe who live on Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, are among them, fleeing the latest round of violence in which they had played an inadvertent central role.

    "We Mro used to live on the forests and mountains, our only business was farming since the time of our ancestors," San Tun, 46, told AFP earlier this week in a government-controlled village outside Maungdaw, the main town in northern Rakhine to which many Buddhists and Hindus have escaped.

    "Now we have no security," he lamented.

    - Tit for tat -
    The Rohingya militant group fighting Myanmar's military since last October -- the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) -- said the coordinated ambushes they launched on August 25 were in response to the fresh security crackdown on their kin.

    San Tun said many of his Mro people -- who number between 20,000 and 40,000 -- had to leave everything behind as they sought sanctuary in government-held areas, fearful the terrorists would target them again.

    Now in relative safety his thoughts turned to the village livestock and ripe paddy fields they were forced to abandon.

    "There is no one left to feed them, I think our pigs will have died," he said.

    Han Thein, an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist, said her village of Khan Thaya was one of the places ambushed by terrorists on August 25.

    They spent the night hiding out in nearby forest. After the fighting died down, her 62-year-old husband returned to see if he could salvage anything. But Ha Thein decided to press on to Sittwe, Rakhine's state capital. She has not heard from him since.

    "I was just worried for my grandchildren," she told AFP in the grounds of a Buddhist monastery where many refugees had gathered to wash what little clothing they had with them and rest.

    "We just ran, we didn't think about anything other than our safety. But now I am very worried for my husband. He is old."

    Some of those gathered in Sittwe said it was not the first time they had been forced to flee because of sectarian fighting.

    "This is the third time I have left my village," said San Mae, a 52-year-old Rakhine Buddhist.

    She first fled Baw Di Kone village in 2012 when sectarian riots coursed through Rakhine, killing more than 100 people and forcing some 120,000 people, mostly Rohingya, into internal camps. Violence broke out again in 2015.

    - 'We were once brothers' -
    But the current round of fighting is the worst Rakhine has ever experienced.

    For the first time, the state's small Hindu population has found itself targeted.

    Last week an AFP reporter visited a hospital in Maungdaw where the bullet-riddled bodies of six Hindu construction workers had been brought. Survivors said the group had been ambushed by the terrorists.

    "We came here for a while because Muslims were causing disturbances," Chaw, a 50-year-old Hindu woman in Maungdaw, told AFP. "But we do not know where we will go if the situation gets any worse."

    Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh have confirmed that some of their men have stayed behind to join ARSA and fight Myanmar's military, often wielding little more than sticks and swords.

    Analysts long warned that decades of state-sanctioned restrictions and persecution of the Rohingya risked fostering militancy among a Muslim minority that had largely eschewed violence.

    But support for the militants is far from universal, with some Rohingya left in Rakhine saying they were furious the attacks have poured fuel on the flames of Myanmar's already vitriolic anti-Muslim tensions.

    "We do not want terrorists," a Muslim Rohingya from the village of Maungni told AFP.

    "We will cooperate with the ethnic Rakhine (Buddhists)," he added. "We used to be like family and brothers before this."
    http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/buddhists-and-hindus-flee-myanmar-attacks
     
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    Thousands of Buddhist Rakhine, Hindus Evacuated from Northwest Myanmar
    An evacuation in Maungdaw Township on Friday. / Prof Win Myat Aye / Facebook
    By Reuters 27 August 2017

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Myanmar’s said it had evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in northwestern Rakhine state, as thousands more Rohingya Muslims sought to flee across the border to Bangladesh on Sunday.

    The death toll from the violence that erupted on Friday with coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents has climbed to 104, the vast majority militants, plus 12 members of security forces and several civilians, according to a Reuters tally based on official releases.

    The government said it was investigating whether members of international aid groups had been involved in an alleged siege by the insurgents of a village in Rakhine.

    The United Nations had pulled out non-essential staff from the area, said a spokesman, while Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with the Muslim minority in his weekly address in Rome.

    Bracing for more violence, thousands of Rohingya—mostly women and children—attempted to forge the Naf river separating Myanmar and Bangladesh and the land border. Reuters reporters at the border heard gunfire from the Myanmar side, which triggered a rush of Rohingya towards the no man’s land between the countries.

    “Please save us,” 61-year-old Amir Hossain told Reuters near the Bangladeshi village of Gumdhum. “We want to stay here or else we’ll get killed.”

    Around 2,000 people have been able to cross into Bangladesh since Friday, according to estimates by Rohingya refugees living in the makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

    The violence marks a dramatic escalation of a conflict that has simmered in the region since last October, when a similar but much smaller Rohingya attack prompted a brutal military operation dogged by allegations of serious human rights abuses.

    The treatment of approximately 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya in mainly Buddhist Myanmar has emerged as the biggest challenge for national leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi has condemned the raids in which insurgents wielding guns, sticks and homemade bombs assaulted 30 police stations and an army base.

    Win Myat Aye, Myanmar’s minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement, told Reuters late on Saturday that 4,000 “ethnic villagers” who had fled their villages had been evacuated, referring to non-Muslim residents of the area.

    Ongoing Clashes

    The military, known as the Tatmadaw, reported several clashes involving hundreds of Rohingya insurgents across northern Rakhine state on Sunday.

    “The Tatmadaw column going to Nanthataung Village for operation also confronted about 800 Bengali terrorists at 9 a.m. today. They are still fighting there,” the army said in a statement.

    The term “Bengali” is seen as derogatory by many Rohingya as it implies they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, although many can trace family in Myanmar for generations.

    The government said it was investigating whether international non-government organization staff were involved when militants surrounded and blockaded a village in August.

    A local reporter in the town of Buthidaung told Reuters he had seen nearly 100 staff of international aid agencies leave the town in speedboats following that statement.

    The government also re-posted photographs of energy biscuits with the logo of the World Food Programme (WFP) on it which it said had been found at a “terrorist camp” in August.

    The WFP said it took “any allegation of food diversions very seriously,” adding it had requested details on the biscuits from the authorities, but had not heard back.

    “In light of the situation on the ground, the UN in Myanmar has decided to temporarily relocate non-critical staff out of Maungdaw,” the UN said referring to another major town in northern Rakhine, without giving more detail.

    In a statement that risked complicating his visit to Myanmar planned for later this year, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with the Rohingya.

    “We all ask our Lord to come to their rescue and to prompt men of good will to come to their aid so they have full rights. Let us also pray for our Rohingya brothers,” he said.

    No Man’s Land

    The Rohingya have for years endured apartheid-like conditions in northwestern Myanmar—they are denied citizenship and face severe restrictions on their movements. Many Myanmar Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

    The Myanmar government called on Rohingya civilians to cooperate with the security forces and said those not related to the insurgents would not be affected.

    It has declared the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which instigated the October attacks and claimed responsibility for the latest offensive, a terrorist organization in the wake of the attacks.

    On Sunday, it also indicated it may take action against media calling the group “insurgents” and not “terrorists” as per the government’s designation.

    At the no man’s land near Gumdhum, dozens of Rohingya women, most wearing burqa, sat cramped under a few black plastic sheets shielding them from the harsh sun.

    A number of Rohingya men ran to the unoccupied area between the two countries after several gun shots rang out on the Myanmar side.

    Bangladesh border guard officials said they were providing food and water to the Rohingya, but that no one would be let in.

    Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh since the early 1990s and there are now around 400,000 in the country, where they are a source of tension between the two nations who both regard them as the other country’s citizens.
    https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burm...khine-hindus-evacuated-northwest-rakhine.html
     
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    And now they will get support from islamic militia and it will turn into a fully fledged guerrilla war.
     
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    And Bastard NGO's are now asking India to give long term Visas. Why should we do anything, when these Rohingya Muslim terrorists do kill non-Muslims and Hindus.
     
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    We can make sure all these Rohingya Bastards life a hell, here.
    We will Reciprocate in kind to these ungrateful Bastards.
     
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    There will be no problem in providing the visa to anyone but there should a valid passport required to issue any kind of Visa.

    So, first of all they should have a valid passport of their origin nation which confirms their Nationality and citizenship.

    This is what Government of India want....
     
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    Question is These people are not going to Bangladesh and coming into India,why? No Islamic country is giving refuge. We cant have terrorists in form of Rohingya Muslims,we know how Bangladesh turned out to be after we helped them liberate,now they have terrorist sleeper cells from Bangladesh targeting India.
     
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    The resources of India are first for the poor of India , after poverty is finished, maybe then we can think about insects [Illegal Immigrants]
     
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    and these MOFO sickularists want these jihadis to remain in india.

    how about sending 30 Muslim Rohingya refugees cum jihadis each to stay in the homes of all these sickularists/NGOs so that they can get a taste of the peaceful nature .

    after all charity begins at home.

    they want the common man on the streets to face the brunt of these jihadis why not let the sickularists/NGOs get a taste of the same medicine .

    say no to Muslim Rohingya refugees cum jihadis

    use twitter facebook any social media outlet to force these cockroaches out. spread the awareness

    unless every indian starts to contribute a little bit of our time the cockroaches will destroy our generations present and future

    every self respecting patriot Indian must contribute otherwise it will end up as a disaster.
    take to the social media retweet , forward messages those supporting deportation.
     
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    BTW, who are the people who have gone to SC to let these murderers stay in India?
     
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    no muslim nation shedding tears (Saudi, KSA).. no muslim peoples from Pak/BD in shock on hindu or christian killings else where. they bond together when one muslim is killed by anyone anywhere irrespective of what the ground reality on why the tensions are happening. KSA does not allow practice of other religions openly - no Muslims dare to question that. but any country chooses not to allow muslims to openly follow their religion, then all these idiots band together.

    if you do not show equality in empathy and solidarity to all suffering, dont expect other people to show equalityin empathy and solidarity to your suffering.
     
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    Prashant Bhushan and NGO' companies. They called it a matter of utmost importance and grave situation.
     
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