BlackHouse, Sep. 03 – Fortify Rights claimed Rohingya women and children are being burned alive.
Bangkok-based watchdog Fortify Rights have claimed brutal treatment of Rohingya minority by the security forces. The watchdog says security forces have carried out killing spree against Muslim men, women and children in Chut Pyin village, beheading, slitting throats and burning them to death.
The charred bodies of Muslim who were burnt alive by terrorist Buddhist mob and monks called 969 campaign.
Fortify Rights also reported non-Muslim residents, who were armed with swords and knives, have hacked and beheaded Rohingya residents in Chut Pyin.
Moreover, military forces arrested a large number of Rohingya men. Afterwards took them to the nearest bamboo hut and set it on fire, burning them alive.
According to UN refugee agency UNHCR, more than 400 Rohingya Muslim dead and 58,600 fleeing Rakhin state of Myanmar to reach Bangladesh, after the recent Myanmar military crackdown on the Rohingya-majority areas in the northwest.
Myanmar government said on Saturday, more than 2,600 houses have been burned in Rakhin state. Government officials accuse Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) of burning the houses.
ARSA have claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on security outposts last week which instigated a large Myanmar army to descend on the Rohingya villages, killing hundreds by beheading, burning alive and slitting throats.
The government have evacuated more than 11,700 “ethnic residents” from the area. Ethnic residents are the non-Muslim residents. The Myanmar government does not recognize the Muslim minority of Rohingya, claiming they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Global New Light of Myanmar, which is run by the state, said: “A total of 2,625 houses from Kotankauk, Myinlut and Kyikanpyin villages and two wards in Maungtaw were burned down by the ARSA extremist terrorists.”
Notwithstanding the state’s reports, Human Rights Watch have reported that having analyzed satellite imagery and recounts of the fleeing Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, they hold the Myanmar security forces responsible for deliberately setting fire to the villages.
“New satellite imagery shows the total destruction of a Muslim village, and prompts serious concerns that the level of devastation in northern Rakhine state may be far worse than originally thought,” said Phil Robertson, the group’s deputy Asia director.
A 60-year-old Rohingya refugee named Jalal Ahmed, who fled Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh on Friday, said: “The military came with 200 people to the village and started fires…All the houses in my village are already destroyed. If we go back there and the army sees us, they will shoot.”
Min Aung Hlaing, an army chief of Myanmar security forces, claimed “everything is within the framework of the law” and that accusations of “oppression or intimidation” against the Rohingya Muslim is not true.
“The Bengali problem was a long-standing one which has become an unfinished job,” he said.
Pierre Peron, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Myanmar: “Food security indicators and child malnutrition rates in Maungdaw were already above emergency thresholds before the violence broke out, and it is likely that they will now deteriorate even further.”