Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

A Rohingya Muslim refugee girl seen as she is temporarily held by the Border Guard Bangladesh in an open area after crossing the border in Teknaf Bangladesh

Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

"While dynamics at play in Rakhine are mostly driven by local fears and grievances, the current crisis has led to a broader spike in anti-Muslim sentiment, raising anew the specter of communal violence across the country that could imperil the country's transition", warned the report from the International Crisis Group.

During the conversation, Erdogan condemned escalating human rights violations targeting the minority group and said that they "deeply concerned" the world, sources from his office said.

Aung San Suu Kyi also reiterated Modi's condemnation of terrorist activities and said, "Together, we will ensure that terror is not allowed to take root in our country, on our soil or in neighboring countries."Modi also said that he will be visiting the Ananda Temple in Bagan after the meet with Suu Kyi was over to check on the progress of the ongoing restoration work with Indian corporation after 2016 natural disaster".

Myanmar has come under worldwide pressure after some 125,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from a surge of violence in Rakhine state, beginning with an August 25 attack by Rohingya insurgents on dozens of police posts and an army base.

The military has said almost 400 people, majority insurgents, have died in clashes.

Many displaced Rohingya, however, said it was Myanmar soldiers who set their homes aflame and fired indiscriminately around their villages in Rakhine state.

On Monday, Myanmar authorities cut off all United Nations aid to the Rohingya Muslims in the country. Last October, Rohingya insurgents attacked police, setting off an army operation that targeted Rohingya villagers. Several of the photos show hundreds of people sitting on the ground, with small sacks or plastic bags holding their meager belongings.

"We want a Myanmar that is democratic, but we also want a Myanmar where the Rohingya population will see their rights fully respected".

"No other country accepted refugees as much as India has accepted", he added.

"We are unable to reach the 28,000 children to whom we were previously providing psychosocial care or the more than 4,000 children who were treated for malnutrition in Buthidaung and Maungdaw" in Rakhine, he said.

On the issue, Modi said, "We share your concerns about extremist violence in Rakhine state & violence against security forces & how innocent lives have been affected".

Kiren Rijiju reiterated that Rohingyas living in India are illegal immigrants and the deportation has to be done through the legal process.

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