Boats with Rohingya refugees skipped

Boats with Rohingya refugees skipped

World September 6, 2017 12:39

teknaf - Indeed, eleven boats with refugees from Myanmar have been subjected to a border river with Bangladesh, the Naf. The Bengal police reported Wednesday that aboard each boat was estimated to be 25 Rohingya refugees. Only a few have swam to know the Bengal shoreline. At least eight suspects are drowned by police.

The Rohingya forms an Islamic minority in Myanmar. In the western state of Rakhine, these Muslims are estimated to account for more than 40 percent of the population. For a long time, there are tensions between the Buddhist majority and the Rohingya in the state which counts more than three million inhabitants.

Since the last outbreak of violence in August, more than 145,000 Myanmar Muslims have fled to Bangladesh. In the latest ethnic and religious violence in Rakhine, at least four hundred people have been killed. The Rohingya are being prosecuted and more than a million have already fled Myanmar before. UN chief António Guterres said in New York on Tuesday that this minority threatened to be victims of ethnic cleansing.

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