Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya 'continues'

Ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Rohingya continues: UN

Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, Zeid noted that his office said on Tuesday that it believes ethnic cleansing is still underway in Rakhine state. Myanmar's government denies such abuses and announced in January that it was ready to accept the refugees back.

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said he had not seen the United Nations statement published on Tuesday, but that Myanmar was not committing ethnic cleansing.

Gilmour said that it is "inconceivable" that any Rohingya would be able to return to Myanmar in the near future, despite pledges to start repatriating some refugees.

More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since its military launched a bloody campaign against them across the western Rakhine State following a number of alleged attacks on security checkpoints on August 25 a year ago.

The Rohingya immigrants, who fled to India after violence in the Western Rakhine state of Myanmar, have settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

"Victims have reported killings, rape, torture and abductions by the security forces and local militia, as well as apparently deliberate attempts to force the Rohingya to leave the area through starvation, with officials blocking their access to crops and food supplies", he told the Geneva forum.

Myanmar's government spokesman did not answer repeated calls for comment on Gilmour's statement.

Geneva - Elephants searching for food have trampled 10 Rohingya refugees to death in multiple incidents, the United Nations said on Tuesday, announcing a new plan to foster "safe coexistence" between animals and sprawling refugee settlements.

File image of Rohingya refugees.

"UNHCR is urging the authorities to ensure the safety of the group now in no man's land", UNHCR spokeswoman Vivian Tan said Tuesday.

"UNHCR underscores that everyone has the right to seek asylum, just as they also have the right to return home when they deem the time and circumstances right", it said in a statement released late on Monday.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, deputy army chief Soe Win reiterated the military's stance that the "Rohingya" are not a genuine ethnic group in Myanmar - a view shared by many in the Buddhist majority, where there is broad support for the army campaign.

"UNHCR's teaming up with the International Union for Conservation of Nature to bring about safe coexistence with wildlife in the refugee settlements", Dujarric said. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded.

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