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Myanmar wants its Rohingya refugees back: Bangladesh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Oct 3, IRNA -- Bangladesh Foreign Minister said on Tuesday that in a meeting with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the two agreed on creating a joint working group to oversee the process of Rohingya refugees returning home.

AH Mahmood Ali told reporters that the Myanmarian leader has called for the Rohingya Muslim refugees come back to their country.

The Bangladeshi Foreign Minister also said that during their meeting they urged the need for exercising zero tolerance against actions by the terrorist groups.

Some 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since the beginning of the violence of the Myanmar forces against the minority on August 25.

The exodus of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladeshi border city of Cox's Bazar has made various challenges for the country.

Before the recent wave of violence, some 300,000 Rohigya refugees lived in Bangladesh.

Myanmar's government does not recognize Rohingya Muslims' civil rights and has not taken any measure to address the extensive violence against the ethnic monitory.

The Myanmar government has also been ignorant to the global warnings and requests by international organizations and world public opinion on stopping the violence against the minority community in the country.

Myanmar has so far refused to give access to UN fact-finding missions to investigate on accusation of torture, fire attacks and massacres against Rohingya Muslims in the southeast Asian nation.

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