12 Feb '18, 4pm

Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history

YANGON: Aerial photos of Rakhine state have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the Muslim minority. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state to Bangladesh since insurgent attacks on police posts triggered a brutal military crackdown. The UN has led global condemnation of the army action, describing it as ethnic cleansing. Rights activists also say the systematic destruction of hundreds of villages, mosques and property is effectively rubbing out the Rohingya's ties to their ancestral lands. The Muslim minority are not recognised as an ethnic group in Myanmar and have faced decades of persecution. Many fear the recent crackdown is a push to rid the country of the Rohingya for good. Advertisement Advertisement Photos posted on social media after a diplomatic ...

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