Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslim kids fled from ongoing military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state pose for

He noted the United Nations refugee agency says 270,000 people from Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the last three weeks, and pointed to satellite imagery and reports of "security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages" and committing extrajudicial killings.

Analysts said that AH Mahmood Ali's language was the strongest yet from Myanmar's neighbour, and reflected intense frustration in Dhaka at the continuing influx of desperate Rohingya refugees.

"I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred, and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya population", Zeid said.

He warned that such an "ominous and organized plot by worldwide Zionism" would result in genocide against the Muslims, oppression and forced displacement, ethnic and racial cleansing, massacre and regional instability.

The resolution was passed in the wake of fresh refugee inflow from Myanmar, triggered by what the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing being carried out by the Myanmar military in the Rakhine state following insurgent attacks on police posts and an army base on August 25.

The insurgent group issued a statement on Saturday, saying "offensive military operations" would be paused until October 9 to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar and called on the Myanmar Government to do the same to address the "humanitarian crisis" unfolding in the state.

His comments reaffirmed the country's position that the militant group, which says it is fighting for the rights of "persecuted" Rohingya Muslims in southern Rakhine state (previously known as Arakan state), is a terrorist organization that wants to create an Islamic republic in the region.

Officials have blamed insurgents and Rohingya themselves for burning villages to draw global attention to their cause.

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Instead, it blames Rohingya militants of committing the atrocities, including burning their own villages.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under global pressure to halt the violence.

On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene.

Also on Sunday, the Myanmar government faced accusations it had planted landmines close to the Bangladesh border that have killed and injured several Rohingya civilians in recent days.

"New arrivals in all locations are in urgent need of life-saving assistance, including food, water and sanitation, health and protection". He mentioned that the 1992 agreement recognised Rohingya as "members of Myanmar society". "We will not adopt such approach", Akdağ said.

The petition further said that India has traditionally been a hospitable host to refugees and displaced people, both from South Asia and across the world.

The state of Rakhine in western Myanmar has seen a build-up of violence since the beginning of August, although the conflict itself is decades old.

A mob of about 70 people armed with sticks and swords threatened to attack a mosque in the central town of Taung Dwin Gyi on Sunday evening, shouting, "This is our country, this is our land", according to the mosque's imam, Mufti Sunlaiman. "That's why we came here", she told AFP.

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