he says. 2010 1:25 am Related News ? and raised fears of an unfolding humanitarian crisis.US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy was due in Myanmar this weekend to voice Washington’s concerns and press for greater access to the conflict area for humanitarian workers the State Department said “We don’t block anyone” Myanmar’s government spokesman Zaw Htay told Reuters “We don’t block any organisations sending aid to those areas but they might have some difficulty travelling where access is restricted by local authorities for security reasons” It was unclear whether Murphy would be visiting Rakhine State and Zaw Htay declined to say whether any request by the US diplomat would be accepted The military offensive was launched in response to coordinated attacks on police posts and an army camp by fighters from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) that killed a dozen people The crisis has raised questions about Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s transition to civilian rule under the leadership of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi following decades of military rule The generals still control national security policy but nevertheless Suu Kyi has been widely criticised abroad for not condemning the violence The campaign against the Muslim insurgents is popular at home US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he had spoken with Suu Kyi and that she said she was working to get aid to areas affected by violence Myanmar’s minister of social welfare relief and resettlement Win Myat Aye said that for the time being no independent foreign aid groups were getting access to the conflict area but he declined to say if they were being blocked “These are government-led activities” he told Reuters The violence in Rakhine and the exodus of the mostly stateless Rohingya refugees is the most pressing problem Suu Kyi has faced since becoming national leader last year 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 A Reuters photographer on the Bangladesh side of the border said he could see at least 10 huge columns of smoke rising into the sky over Myanmar territory on Friday ‘SCORCHED EARTH’ UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council have urged Myanmar to end the violence which he said was best described as ethnic cleansing Myanmar rejects such accusations saying its security forces are carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA which the government has declared a terrorist organisation It has accused the insurgents of setting fires Ethnic cleansing is not recognised as a separate crime under international law But allegations of ethnic cleansing as part of wider systematic human rights violations have been heard in international courts The rights group Amnesty International said evidence pointing to a “mass-scale scorched-earth campaign” across the north of Rakhine State was unmistakably ethnic cleansing “The evidence is irrefutable – the Myanmar security forces are setting northern Rakhine State ablaze in a targeted campaign to push the Rohingya people out of Myanmar Make no mistake: this is ethnic cleansing” said Tirana Hassan the group’s crisis response director The group said it had detected 80 big fires in Rohingya areas since Aug 25 and while the extent of damage could not be verified due to access restrictions by the government “they are likely to have burned down whole villages” It said it also had credible reports of Rohingya militants burning the homes of ethnic Rakhine and other minorities About 30000 non-Muslims have also been displaced The insurgents have declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire to enable aid groups to help but the government rejected it saying it did not deal with terrorists The government has accused some aid groups of helping the insurgents with food supplies The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières said on Thursday it had reports that its clinics in Rakhine had been burned down and it called for “unfettered access to people in desperate need” The United Nations has also called for access to the conflict zone in Rakhine State For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related Newsa PSP, Counsellor Parul Khona says though 50 per cent of the blame rests on the parents.Justice Kailash Gambhir orally asked the MCD officials present in the court to stop the sealing drive against illegal mobile towers which has been on since yesterday.only 2, and in an open way, “There are few countries with which we have ties this complicated but also this varied.

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