CHRISTIANS have been kidnapped and attacked by an offended mob at a Bangladesh refugee camp predominantly housing Muslim Rohingya.
A pastor, named Taher, and his 14-year-old daughter have been amongst these overwhelmed and brought away by the offended mob on January 27.
The attackers beat up residents, vandalized properties and looted property within the camp in Cox’s Bazaar, in accordance with Human Rights Watch.
At the least 12 Christian refugees have been injured and hospitalised after the assault, whereas a church and college have been additionally smashed.
Pastor Taher and his daughter have been kidnapped from their shelter the day after the horrible assault.
Involved spouse Roshida advised Human Rights Watch that she worries her husband could have been killed.
She mentioned: “Nobody can provide me any clear info, however my kinfolk advised me that my daughter has been compelled to transform to Islam and marry.”
In response to the Benar Information Company and Radio Free Asia, the attackers could also be linked to an ethnic Rohingya armed group the ‘Arakan Rohingya Salvation Military’ (ARSA).
Victims additionally say that Bangladeshi authorities denied the assault was particularly geared toward Christians.
MYANMAR’S ‘MASS GENOCIDE’
Over 700,000 Rohingya folks reside within the refugee camp after fleeing brutal Burmese state persecution in 2017. Of those, 1,500 are Christian.
Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic group that make up a big minority of the inhabitants of Myanmar, often known as Burma.
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They’ve been constantly and systematically persecuted over time of a army dictatorship within the former British colony from 1962-2015, when democratic activist and longtime political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi turned the de facto head of state.
Complete villages have been burned down and households pushed from their properties.
Their remedy has been described by the UN as “a textbook instance of ethnic cleaning”.
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