More than 2600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in phe last week, the government says, in one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades. While, it seems that the government trying to give clarification over the genocide of Muslims in the Buddhist state.
According to the recent reports, there are around 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope.
Myanmar officials blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the burning of the homes.
The group claimed responsibility for co-ordinates attacks on security posts last week that prompted clashes and a large army counter-offensive. In this deadly violence, more than 400 Rohingya Muslims killed and thousands injured.
But Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh say a campaign of arson and killings by the Myanmar army is aimed at trying to force them out.
The treatment of Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s roughly 1.1 million Rohingya is the biggest challenge facing leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused by Western critics of not speaking out for a minority that has long complained of persecution.
“A total of 2625 houses from Kotankauk, Myinlut and Kyikanpyin villages and two wards in Maungtaw were burned down by the ARSA extremist terrorists,” the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said.
source: independent.co.uk, timesheadline.com