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Rohingya crisis: Understanding violence and human rights in Myanmar

Myanmar does not recognise the roughly 1.1 million Rohingyas as citizens, leaving them effectively stateless

Reuters 

Myanmar stands accused by rights groups of ethnic cleansing and human rights violations after violence broke out in the northwestern state of Rakhine, triggering an exodus of about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to southern Bangladesh. At least 400 people have been killed, and thousands of homes and villages have been torched, since the military launched a counteroffensive against Rohingya insurgents in late August. Myanmar does not recognise the roughly 1.1 million Rohingyas as citizens, leaving them effectively stateless. The following are questions and answers on the ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 08:25 IST
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