Terror watch being kept on Rohingya refugee influx


Eight health and protection workers in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district said they treated more than 25 individual rape cases in all since late last month.

Recently, the Centre told the apex court its plans to deport around 40,000 Rohingyas now staying in India.

Amnesty says its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were set by the Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs.

The Myanmar government has blamed a Rohingya militant group for mounting attacks on its security forces.

ICBL said eyewitness accounts, photographic evidence and multiple reports showed antipersonnel mines have been laid near Myanmar's two major land crossings with Bangladesh, resulting in casualties among Rohingya fleeing government attacks on their homes.

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting global pressure for her handling of the violence and the refugee crisis.

He called for aid to be "rapidly stepped up" and thanked Bangladesh for keeping its border open.

The statement said "terrorists" were to blame for the blast, without specifying if they were linked to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) - the Rohingya militant group behind the ambushes on police posts.

Besides, the UNHCR will provide Tk 350 million for the construction of road inside Kutupalang Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar, and the road will be constructed under the management of Bangladesh Army, said the minister.

The group condemned the militant attack against the government security forces and the acts of violence on August 25, which killed scores of people, including insurgents and officials.

Dhaka - The chief of United Nations refugee agency has urged for the creation of an atmosphere in Myanmar conducive to repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled to neighbouring Bangladesh for shelter.

According to Voice of America, criticism has come from those in Myanmar who believe coverage of the Rohingya crisis has been biased against the Buddhist majority.

Amnesty International has initiated an online campaign and petition calling for people's support to stop India's plan to deport thousands of Rohingya refugees living across India.

According to government figures, almost 40 per cent of Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine have been completely abandoned over the past month.

Nearly all said the perpetrators were men in uniform who they identified as Myanmar military.

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Saturday said if India is forced to provide shelter to Rohingya immigrants under pressure from "vote-hungry" politicians, it would not bode well for Muslims in the country.