Evacuation continues in Rakhine State of Myanmar

The panic situation is continues in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Recently Myanmar’s Buddhist government has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers followed by the ongoing clashes in north-western Rakhine state.

On the other hand thousands of Rohingya Muslims rushed up into the Bangladeshi border. The death toll from the violence that erupted on Friday. The Myanmar forces continuously targeted to the Muslims of Rakhine state.

Fighting involving the military and hundreds of Rohingya across north-western Rakhine continued on Saturday with the fiercest clashes taking place on the outskirts of the major town of Maungdaw, according to residents and the government.

The attacks marked a dramatic escalation of a conflict that has simmered in the region since last October, when a similar but much smaller Rohingya attack prompted a brutal military operation beset by allegations of human rights abuses.

The Nobel peace prize laureate has been accused by some Western critics of not speaking out for the long-persecuted Muslim minority, and of defending the army’s counteroffensive after the October attacks.

Win Myat Aye, Myanmar’s minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement, said late on Saturday that 4,000 “ethnic villagers” who had fled their villages had been evacuated, referring to non-Muslim residents of the area. The ministry is arranging facilities for non-Muslims in places including Buddhist monasteries, government offices and local police stations in major cities.

“We are providing food to the people cooperating with the state government and local authorities,” said Aye.

He was unable to describe the government’s plans to help Rohingya civilians.
“It is very difficult to say – this is a conflict situation so it is very difficult to say who is right or wrong,” he said.

Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh since the early 1990s and there are now around 400,000 in the country, where they are a source of tension between the two nations who both regard them as the other country’s citizens. It has been already cleared on the international level that Rohingya are the citizens of Myanmar, but the nation’s government is not willing to accept it. In the Rakhine state Military operation is continues against the Rohingya Muslims.

According to the reports, the Myanmar government is not accepting Rohingya Muslims as their citizens. Somehow, the Buddhist government trying to exiled Rohingya Muslims from the country and formed full Buddhist country.


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