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Bangladesh
Myanmar to look at Rohingya rights
2012-11-18
[Bangla Daily Star] Myanmar's president has pledged to consider new rights for the stateless Rohingya minority ahead of a landmark visit by President Barack Obama
They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them...
, but stopped short of a full commitment that citizenship and other new freedoms would be granted.

In a letter sent to the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
on Friday, President Thein Sein made conciliatory remarks that condemned the "senseless violence" in western Rakhine state between Rakhine Buddhists and Mohammedan Rohingya.

Almost 200 people have died and more than 1,00,000 have been displaced since June in fighting between the two communities, reports Associated press.

The persecution of Rohingyas also affects Bangladesh. Whenever communal violence breaks out in Myanmar, the minorities intrude into Bangladesh through Teknaf bordering area.

Bangladesh accommodates around 29,000 registered Rohingya refugees, although different estimates suggest the number of the Myanmarese minorities unofficially living in and around Cox's Bazar ranges between 2.5 and 5 lakh.
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