Chittagong, Bangladesh: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared the organization was “ready to take all necessary measures and actions” in dealing with the impending crisis, at the contact group meeting on the violence against Muslims in Burma that was held in Jeddah on March 30, according to OIC press release.
The contact group meeting on the violence against Muslims in Burma that was held in Jeddah
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) handed over four Bangladeshis -three policemen and one civilian-to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) today before noon after flag meeting between two countries at Maungdaw, Burma, said a BGB official. Continue reading “Burma handovers four Bangladeshis”
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 42-Rohingya from different points of Burma-Bangladesh border and pushed back to Burma on March 29, according to BGB official. Continue reading “42 Rohingyas pushed back”
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Crimes investigating police officer – U Than Htay- from Maungdaw police station is extorting huge amount of money from Rohingyas by forcing them involvement in the murder of March 28, according to an elder from Maungdaw. Continue reading “Police extorting money from Rohingyas”
In June 2012, deadly sectarian violence erupted in western Burma’s Arakan State between ethnic Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims (as well as non-Rohingya Muslims). The violence broke out after reports circulated that on May 28 an Arakan woman was raped and killed in the town of Ramri allegedly by three Muslim men. Details of the crime were circulated locally in an incendiary pamphlet, and on June 3, a large group of Arakan villagers in Toungop stopped a bus and brutally killed 10 Muslims on board. Human Rights Watch confirmed that local police and soldiers stood by and watched the killings without intervening.
Chittagong, Bangladesh: The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu strongly condemned the recent spreading of the violence against Muslims in Burma at the hands of extremist Buddhists, according to arabtody.net on March 25.