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TO-DAY " June 21, 1946 " The audience archive
SIR, please allow me to respond briefly to Mr Arthur Manton, the writer of an essay on fascism in Burma recently published in your magazine. When the People's Antifascist Freedom Leagues (which, incidentally, is not a faction, as Mr. Manton says, but a coalition of representatives of Burma's politics and ethnic minorities) are really an organization of the kind the writer has described, no Burmese, despite "his cheerful, liberal attitudes towards life", would accept them.
Burma: Major mass extermination confirmed by new satellite images
Manhattan (New York) - Human Rights Watch said today that since August 25, 2017, at least 288 Burmese communities in Rakhine State have been partly or completely overfire. Demolition included ten thousand buildings, mainly houses populated by Rohingya-Muslims.
According to Human Rights Watch, the burns were concentrated in Rohingya communities after Burma officers alleged that the military "evacuation operations" of the police had been stopped. These pictures show several areas where Rohingya settlements were in ruins next to unspoilt Rakhine ethnical villi. This also shows that at least 66 towns were burnt down after September 5 when the police allegedly stopped their operation, according to a September 18 State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi address.
Burma's armed forces reacted to the August 25 attack by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) with an ethnical clean-up operation that, according to the United Nations Refugees Organization, caused more than 530,000 Rohingya to fled across the Bangladesh-Band. Human Rights Watch supervised and analysed a population of 866 communities in Maungdaw, Rathedaung and Buthidaung in Rakhine State.
Most of the damages were in Maungdaw municipality, where about 90 per cent of the areas were damaged between 25 August and 25 September. About 62 per cent of all the townships' townships were partly or totally wiped out, and the south of the townships were particularly badly affected, with about 90 per cent of the them.
The Human Rights Watch found the pattern of damages to be compatible with the fire. If one compares the most recent images with those taken before the time of the terrorist attack, the analyses showed that most of the injured settlements were 90 to 100 per cent devastated. A number of towns where both Rohingya and Rakhine lived in separate municipalities, such as Inn Din and Ywet Hnyo Taung, sustained severe incendiary damages from incendiary assaults, with known Rohingya areas burnt down while known Rakhine areas remained untouched.
Burma's authorities have said on several occasions that ARSA rebels and Rohingya community members were in charge of deleting their settlements, but have not provided proof of such allegations. In Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch interviewed more than 100 fugitives who had escaped from the three Townships and found no sign that any Rohingya village dwellers or fighters were causing their own village to burn down.
Burma's authorities and armed forces have not been impartial in investigating and prosecuting allegations of serious abuse of the Rohingya people. United Nations member states and non-governmental organizations should urge the Myanmar authorities to allow UN-appointed investigative visits to examine this abuse. There is also an urgent need for the UN Security Council to put a worldwide weapons ban on Burma and to ban Burma's leaders from travelling and freeze assets.
It is desirable that regimes should introduce a full weapons ban on Burma, which includes a ban on armed co-operation and financing operations with defence companies.