Satellite images of Myanmar village burning — Rohingya crisis

Operation Insaniyat: India to provide humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Operation Insaniyat: India to provide humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

However, he said he was hopeful that ties between Muslim and Buddhist communities in cities such as Yangon could be preserved and reinforced.

About 10,000 Rohingya homes had been torched in Rakhine, according to Ali, a figure that cannot be precisely verified as Myanmar has restricted independent access to the state. UN human-rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein described the actions as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Amnesty said it had detected at least 80 large-scale fires in predominantly Rohingya-inhabited areas since August 25, when the military's operation against insurgents began.

Today, more than a million of them live in the country, most in the western coastal state of Rakhine, where they make up around a third of the population.

While doing the study, ISCI had found that of the six stages of genocide - stigmatization; harassment, violence and terror; isolation and segregation; and systematic weakening of the Rohingya - had been completed in Myanmar by 2015.

Why aren't they recognized as Burmese?

Statements by the council have to be unanimously agreed and traditionally Russia and China have protected Myanmar from censure.

What do the authorities say?

The Manipur government, led by BJP's N. Biren Singh, too has instructed the police to crack down in borders towns like Moreh that routinely see brisk cross-border trading. They were granted foreign identity cards.

The UN's International Organisation for Migration has said it will form a group of all UN agencies and private groups to coordinate aid work.

Operation Insaniyat: India to provide humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Myanmar leader to skip UN trip

The UN documented mass gang rapes, killings - including of infants and young children - brutal beatings and disappearances committed by security personnel. They remain left off a national list of 135 recognized ethnicities in Myanmar.

The council's plan is literally to stop all their economic activities and secretly convert the Muslims into Buddhists. Despite this lack of recognition, they are not allowed to leave their settlements in Rakhine without government approval.

Other Rohingya have been living in camps for displaced people within Myanmar.

In southeastern Bangladesh earlier in the day, the group of 46 diplomats headed to the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, after landing at Cox's Bazar airport. They have long been persecuted in Myanmar as "illegal immigrants". They accuse the security forces of atrocities, burning villages, firing on civilians indiscriminately and of family members being taken away and never heard from again.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has affirmed the Indian Government's full support to Bangladesh's stance over the Rohingya issue. Indonesia is the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation and the Rohingya issue has resonated there.

With pressure mounting on Suu Kyi to take action, her office said she had cancelled a trip to the upcoming UN General Assembly to deal with the crisis.

There has been a noticeable rise in police patrols in cities in recent days and the government, which is still dominated by the military, has warned that those fomenting sectarian violence will face prosecution.

The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 20-year-old Malala Yousafzai, has called on Suu Kyi to condemn the treatment of the Rohingya.

"We are very happy to see Buddhists and Muslims are protecting each other", he said.

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