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ROHINGYA CRISIS

Hindu minorities ‘massacred’ too

AFP

YANGON: Rohingya militants ‘massacred’ Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said yesterday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state, reports AFP.

The killings took place on August 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police posts that tipped the state into crisis.

Myanmar’s military responded to the insurgent raids with harsh reprisals that forced some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the mainly Buddhist country where they have faced persecution for years.

But the Rohingya militants have also been accused of abuses.

 

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