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US, UN for safe, voluntary return of Rohingyas to Myanmar

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Published: 17th January 2018 04:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2018 04:00 PM   |  A+A-

Rohingya refugee staudents at the night school in the Balapur refugee camp. (Express Photo Service)

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS: The United States and the United Nations today insisted on safe and voluntary return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar.     

Over 655,000 Myanmar's Muslim minority fled across the border to Bangladesh since the Myanmar army launched a crackdown on Rohingya rebels in northern Rakhine state on August 25.     

Though Myanmar authorities said that the campaign was aimed at rooting out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25 but the UN and the US have said the violence amounts to ethnic cleansing.     

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