Myanmar mob stones Muslim home amid Rohingya crisis

Myanmar mob stones Muslim home amid Rohingya crisis

More than 270,000 people had fled to Bangladesh amid reports of the burning of villages and extrajudicial killings.

Their villages have been burned to the ground.

"New arrivals in all locations are in urgent need of life-saving assistance, including food, water and sanitation, health and protection".

On Sunday, Myanmar's government bluntly rejected a ceasefire proposed by militants in Rakhine after more than two weeks of bloodshed.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) said the truce was due to start on Sunday, and urged Mynamar's army to lay down weapons as well.

The front man is Ata Ullah, a charismatic commander who lambasts Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya in videos and English written statements circulated on their active Twitter account.

"We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists", Zaw Htay told CNN.

Ali said about 10,000 homes had been burned in Rakhine state, a figure that can not be verified as Myanmar has restricted independent access to the state.

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However, Azril said the creation of such a safe zone still required the approval from Myanmar.

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who won a Nobel peace prize for championing democracy, has been accused of failing to speak out for the Rohingya - a minority that has long complained of persecution - in an attempt to appease the Buddhist majority.

The Aug 25 attacks were bolder and more sustained - striking 30 police posts in one night and then maintaining several days of ambushes as Myanmar security forces hit back. Population of East Timor is 1.269 million, whereas, population of Rohingyas in Rakhine state is 1.3 million with another 1.5 million as diaspora.

The commission among others recommends that the government takes concrete steps to end enforced segregation of Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims; ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access throughout the state; tackle Rohingya statelessness and "revisit" the 1982 Citizenship Law; hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable; and end restrictions on freedom of movement.

In response, the military unleashed what it called "clearance operations" to root out the insurgents.

The plight of the Rohingyas has triggered broad worldwide condemnation of Myanmar and the country's Nobel peace prize laureate leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Additionally, the OIC leaders also called on the member states to join the efforts of the global community towards lifting all restrictions on freedom of movement in Rakhine State and ensuring an inclusive and transparent citizenship verification process that leaves no individual unregistered nor hinders their access to essential social services, including education and health care.

On Monday, Bangladesh's human rights watchdog demanded that atrocities by Myanmar authorities against Rohingya be prosecuted.

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