Britain says suspends training of Myanmar military following violence

Rohingya Muslim refugees camp on a road near Balukhali refugee camp near the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia

Rohingya Muslim refugees camp on a road near Balukhali refugee camp near the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia

On August 18, the NHRC had issued notice to the Centre over its plan to deport Rohingya immigrants, who have been residing in various parts of India.

An International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ship carrying 50 tonnes of aid was halted by a 300-strong Buddhist mob in the state capital Sittwe on Wednesday night.

Pence repeated a United States call for the Myanmar military to end the violence and support diplomatic efforts for a long-term solution for the Rohingya, who are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants.

The driver lost control of the truck, which went into a ditch near the border town of Cox's Bazar where more than 420,000 Rohingya have fled to escape violence in Myanmar, police said.

Rohingya, who are predominantly Muslim, are reviled by many in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Government said it had reports from security agencies and other credible sources.

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In their petition, Mohammad Shaqir and Mohammad Salimullah argued their deportation would violate India's constitution.

There were an estimated 1.1 million Rohingya in Rakhine state before the current crisis, though almost half have fled into Bangladesh where they are cramped into ill-equipped camps. No Rohingya has got asylum in India nor have they applied for it.

Uneasy calm prevails in localities such as Shaheen Bagh and Mandapur Khadar in New Delhi, where some 1,000 Rohingya Muslims live at camps.

"We don't want Myanmar to be a nation divided by religious beliefs or ethnicities". We have been asking the Government to give them citizenship which has eluded them.

Amid a debate on whether Rohingyas should be deported or given refuge in India, the Home Ministry on Monday, in an affidavit to the Supreme Court, called them a "security threat to India".

"India has helped us a lot".

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"In response to the situation in Myanmar, we are carefully reviewing content against our Community Standards", Budhraja added.

Violence in Rakhine State erupted on August 25th, when Rohingya militants launched deadly attacks on government outposts, provoking a fierce crackdown by the Myanmar military that has been greeted with widespread worldwide condemnation, including at the annual UN General Assembly this week.

The violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state began on 25 August and forced 422,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, fleeing a military offensive the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing. According to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown.

Besides sexual violence, early marriage is a risk for Rohingya refugee girls.

The violence began when Rohingya insurgents attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people.

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