January 11, 2018
AT Online Report
Myanmar army has confessed the mass graves of Rohingya for the first time in Rakhine (Arakan) State of Myanmar.
The Office of the Army in Chief, Min Aung Hlain also admitted that the 10 dead bodies found at the mass grave were killed by Myanmar military. But they mentioned that they were the bodies of ‘Bengalee terrorists’.
On Wednesday, the acknowledgement was given in a Facebook status, according to AFP news.
It was mentioned in the Facebook page of Army in Chief, General Min Aung Hlain that there were 10 bodies in the mass grave which were found at Indin village southern Maungdaw about 50 kilometers far from Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine (Arakan).
They lost their lives in the gun fire of members of Myanmar military who were buried at the mass grave in September 2, 2017.
The graves of the bodies were found on December 19 which the army said they had found a grave of unknown people. Being informed of the grave, the security forces went to the spot and found the grave.
Myanmar army including other armed forces conducted mass killings against Rohingya after August 25, 2017 where thousands of Rohingya lost their lives and homes were torched to ashes.
More than 6,50,000 Rohingya men including women and children have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence within the last four months.
According to Human Rights Groups, thousands of homes were burnt down and hundreds of women raped by Myanmar security forces forcing them flee to Bangladesh to escape atrocities.
Therefore, United Nation has termed it ethnic cleansing. Despite evidences of ethnic cleansing, the government of Nobel Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi has been denying such atrocities.
On the other hand, Myanmar police has filed a case against two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Shwe Oo of Reuters for collecting news of crackdown on Rohingya by Myanmar armed forces.