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Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on 18 September asked the International Human Rights Commissions to not spread false information against India on Rohingya Muslims matter.

The Bangladesh government and aid groups are struggling with shortages of food, water, shelter and medical supplies for the refugees, who keep coming, though at a slower pace than over the past couple of weeks, officials say.

"Already America declared that they will not allow any refugees", she said.

Nearly as bad, given Rohingya Muslim views of marriage and family, Myanmar soldiers deliberately seize and rape women and girls, an atrocity, that as much as homicide, frightens Rohingya into leaving.

Many of those who had fled to India after the earlier spate of violence are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv K. Chander, while delivering an interactive dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said, "We urge that the situation in the Rakhine state be handled with restraint, focussing on the welfare of the civilian population".

Those who arrived Wednesday in wooden boats to beaches near Shah Porir Dwip fishing village described ongoing violence in Myanmar, where smoke could be seen billowing from a burning village - suggesting more Rohingya homes had been set alight.

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The government told Parliament on August 9 that more than 14,000 Rohingyas, registered with the UNHCR, stay in India.

A mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims has sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, with the UN's High Commissioner of Human Rights calling the operations against them a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

The Myanmar government says about 400 people have been killed in the fighting.

"We must condemn the ethnic purification which is under way and act", Mr Macron said.

Any sovereign country, the minister said, was free to take a decision on what kind of action it should take against illegal immigrants.

Myanmar's army chief on Thursday called for internally displaced non-Muslims to go home.

The plight of the Rohingya has cast a dark shadow over the image of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under increasing fire over her perceived unwillingness to speak out against the treatment of the Rohingya or criticize the military.

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"We are taking up the case of Rohingya on humanitarian grounds".

"People thought the aid was only for the Bengalis", the secretary of the state government, Tin Maung Swe, told Reuters, using a term that Rohingya find offensive.

"We just want a peaceful life in India, not much". In principle, all refugees in India have access to government health and education services but sometimes they have difficulties in accessing these facilities.

"People are still at risk of being attacked or killed, humanitarian aid is not reaching the people who need it, and innocent civilians are still fleeing across the border to Bangladesh", Haley said after Britain hosted a meeting on the crisis in NY on Monday.

"Bangladesh is not a rich country. but if we can feed 160 million people, another 500 or 700,000 people, we can do it". It seemed a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has faced global criticism over the plight of the Rohingya, for not speaking out more forcefully against the violence or doing more to rein in security forces over which she has little power.

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