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Rohingya Crisis: Rohingya and Muslim Minority

rohingya crisis: Rohingya refugees protest on the first anniversary of the Rohingya crisis August 25 in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, according to Toronto Star. Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced over 700,000 to flee to Bangladesh from violence and torture. More than 15,000 gathered in the morning on a hilltop in the Kutupalong refugee camp, part of a sprawling web of settlements that are now home to nearly 900,000 Rohingya who have fled Burma to escape violence. The United Nations has stated that it is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. Thousands were killed in the violence. 25th August Black Day, one banner announced Saturday. Paula Bronstein / GETTY IMAGES The camps exploded in size last year after Burma's army launched a wave of anti-Rohingya attacks on Aug. 25, with some 700,000 Rohingya eventually pouring across the border. ( As reported in the news.