Police say boat with Rohingya capsized, 5 dead

Police say boat with Rohingya capsized, 5 dead

His statements come when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to Myanmar, where Rohingyas are facing persecution.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday held telephone conversation with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi over the ongoing humanitarian crisis involving Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in the Rakhine state, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Myanmar has come under global pressure after some 125,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from a surge of violence in Rakhine state, beginning with an August 25 attack by Rohingya insurgents on dozens of police posts and an army base.

Modi's bilateral meet with the neighbouring nation comes in the backdrop of the deteriorating Rohingya crisis in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

The increasing number of people fleeing Myanmar has overloaded refugee facilities, Dash stated, adding that new shelters need to be built to ensure safety for refugees.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for a meeting with Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 6, 2017. Last October, Rohingya insurgents attacked police, setting off an army operation that targeted Rohingya villagers.

"No country can accuse India of being intolerant or dealing with Rohingyas in an inhuman manner", said Kiren Rijiju.

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Two other new faces are Ashwini Kumar Choubey , a member of the Lok Sabha from Bihar, and Shiv Pratap Shukla from Uttar Pradesh. While Modi has focussed on governance, he has also taken care of the BJP's political considerations.

"Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine State that have been wracked by violence", he said in a statement, adding that the United Nations refugee agency had no access to trouble spots in northern Rakhine state.

In the aftermath of that violence, sporadic attacks against Muslims occurred in other parts of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Guterres cited the longstanding history of "discrimination, hopelessness and extreme poverty" in Myanmar's western Rakhine State and appealed to the country's civilian and military authorities to end the current violence. He had visited the country in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

"Myanmar government allows representatives of TIKA [Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency] to enter conflict region and distribute 1,000 tons of aid in the first phase", the statement read.

"We hope that all the stakeholders together can find a way out in which the unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar is respected and at the same time we can have peace, justice dignity and democratic values for all".

The area was mined in the 1990s, during military rule, to prevent trespassing.

■ It is important to maintain security and stability along the long land and maritime borders of India and Myanmar: PM Modi.

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