‘Will take revenge if Rohingya not treated right’

The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday on warned of taking revenge if Myanmar fails to stop the alleged killing and arbitrary detention of Muslims in that country.  Right groups have blamed Myanmar’s security forces and Buddhists, who are in majority, for the attacks on minority Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state.

‘We want to remind our Muslims in Burma (Myanmar) that we haven’t forgotten you, we will take revenge of your blood,’ Xinhua quoted the Taliban as saying.

The militant group has appealed to the media to apprise the people of the real situation.

Media reports had earlier said that at least 650 Muslims were killed in Rakhine violence.

Some 1,200 others were missing and 80,000 were displaced. ‘Decades of discrimination have left the Rohingyas stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement, withholding land rights, education and public services,’ Xinhua reported quoting the UN.

The Myanmar government does not recognise Rohingya Muslims and has denied citizenship, claiming they are illegal migrants.
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