Grant nationality or legal status to Rohingyas: UN chief to Myanmar government
United Nations, Sep 06 (Only Kashmir): UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar government to grant either nationality or legal status to the Muslims of Rakhine state and voiced concern over the violence that has forced nearly 125,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.
Secretary-General Guterres said he is “deeply concerned” about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, saying everyone is aware of the long-standing history of discrimination, hopelessness and extreme poverty in that State.
“I have condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. But now we are receiving constant reports of violence by Myanmar’s security forces, including indiscriminate attacks,” he told journalists here yesterday, expressing concern about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine.