The Myanmar military has rejected credible accounts of widespread abuses and said it is conducting operations against the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a militant group that attacked about 30 police posts and an army base on 25 August 2017, killing about a dozen members of the security forces. Whatever the Government of India does, it will be in the nation's interest.
A total of 2,000 acres of land has been allocated in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh for the new camps, but the refugees are arriving in droves, and settling down anywhere they can find space, Haque said.
Simon Henshaw, the top US diplomat for refugee and migration issues, said the USA applauds Suu Kyi's recent call for the Rohingya to return but is urging her to ensure the situation is safe for them to come home.
The Rohingya, often described as "the world's most persecuted minority", are an ethnic group, the majority of them Muslims.
According to the United Nations, there are 16,000 registered Rohingya in India.
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the Centre has no legal leg to stand on over the Rohingya refugees' issue in view of a Supreme Court ruling that refugees are entitled to fundamental rights under the Constitution.
During her visit to a refugee camp, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanded Myanmar to take steps to take Rohingya Muslims back and while assuring temporary aid until that happened.
They are aware of the potential consequences if they are forced to return to Myanmar, where Buddhist terrorists and Burmese army at the behest of the Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, have been mercilessly carrying out the ethnic cleansing of Muslims. "Economic sanctions should be also considered", the group said.
But the crackdown has affected Rohingya more, sparking an exodus from Rohingya villages, which are soon burning so fiercely the flames and smoke are visible from Bangladesh.
Since then, rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population, leaving many villages in northern Rakhine empty.
"I've been doing this work for 30 years", Schwartz said by phone as he flew back from Bangladesh.