Amnesty report says Rohingyas killed Hindus back in Myanmar; will it change debate in India???

report also mentions the complex ethnic rivalries in the state

Amid debate as to whether the Rohingyas should be sheltered or not in India, an Amnesty International report could have massive ramifications on the issue.

As per the report, Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine.

The report also mentions the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

It is said that the killings took place on August 25, 2017.

This is the same day when the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police posts that tipped the state into crisis.

Though the Myanmar’s military retaliated promptly and forced some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the mainly Buddhist country.

The UN says the army crackdown amounted to “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya, with soldiers and vigilante mobs accused of killing civilians and burning down villages.

But the Rohingya militants have also been accused of abuses.

Amnesty International said Wednesday that a new investigation had confirmed that the Rohingya militants killed 53 Hindus in the Kha Maung Seik village cluster.

Citing interviews with eight survivors, the rights group said dozens were rounded up, blindfolded and marched out of town by masked men and Rohingya villagers in plain clothes.

01 Jun 2020, 3:43 AM (GMT)

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