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Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Some 2,000 Rohingya refugees a day continue to stream across the border to Bangladesh, bringing the total number people who have fled there from violence in Myanar since late August to an estimated 515,000, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

"We can help the Myanmar Government, but solution can't be their stay in Bangladesh". "It's a normal way of sending people to their own country through a process".

Asked about India's position that the Rohingyas pose a security threat, Haque said there are possibilities of radicalisation wherever there is large scale movement of people, but Bangladesh has been able to contain the situation so far. It has not moved into a security area. The population continues to remain neutral.

"Those who have been accused of committing abuses should be removed from command responsibilities immediately and prosecuted for wrongdoing", she said. The Bangladesh foreign secretary said there is a tendency to view such issues from the prism of radicalisation, but that obfuscates the fact that it is above all a humanitarian issue, involving women and children who "need support".

"The Rohingya fled to Bangladesh without any legal documents and it is hard to prove their identity", he told AFP. They are our closest partner.

"When we were flying over northern Arakan [Rakhine state], I saw many villages that were completely destroyed", he told, adding that only five Muslim villages in the Rathidaung district were habitable.

On reports of mass graves of Hindus found in the violence-hit region, Haque said those who are committing the "ethnic cleansing" are not really differentiating in terms of religion.

Haque said as much when he stressed that it was a case of ethnic cleansing.

A Myanmar minister Monday proposed taking back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, Dhaka's top diplomat said, as the United Nations described the scale of suffering inside Rakhine state as "unimaginable".

Myanmar has repeatedly denied claims it is working deliberately to wipe out the Rohingya, saying they are carrying out counter attacks against "brutal acts of terrorism".

The OIC had made a stand that the refugees should be allowed to return safely to Myanmar and that Naypyidaw should take concrete measures to handle the deadly conflict which had occurred mainly in the Rakhine province which borders Bangladesh.

Bangladesh will build a single, enormous refugee camp to house around 800,000 Rohingya refugees as a Bangladeshi minister warned his country was struggling to deal with the flood across the border.