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Bangladesh briefs India on Rohingya

Rohingya scuffle to get aid material from local volunteers at Kutupalong, Bangladesh

Rohingya scuffle to get aid material from local volunteers at Kutupalong, Bangladesh   | Photo Credit: AP

India on Saturday expressed concern regarding the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine province that has triggered an exodus of the Rohingya into Bangladesh, and said that the situation should be dealt with “restraint” and “maturity”. The statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs asked for protection of the civilian population in Rakhine.

“We would urge that the situation in Rakhine state be handled with restraint and maturity, focussing on the welfare of the civilian population alongside those of the security forces.,” said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.

The statement from India came, hours after Bangladesh briefed India about the measures it took to deal with the Rohingya influx from Myanmar. During a meeting with Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, Dhaka’s envoy to India, Syed Muazzem Ali briefed on the plight of the Rohingya because of the military crackdown against them in Myanmar.

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