The discovery of three mass graves of Hindus in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have triggered a fresh debate over the Rohingya crisis that has attracted attention across from the world. It has now emerged that among those fleeing Rakhine are also Hindu families. It is said that around 100 Hindu families from Rakhine have fled to Bangladesh.
In an exclusive chat with India TV in Bangladesh relief camps where they have taken shelter, many Hindu women said that they were abducted by Rohingya terrorists and were harassed by them. They said that Rohingyas also killed over 100 Hindus and either their dead bodies were buried or burnt. They also said that Rohingyas even forced them convert to Islam.
A seven-month pregnant woman said that Rohigyas killed her family members and forced her to convert.
According to Myanmar government forces, they have found 45 bodies of Hindu villagers, who authorities they say were killed by Rohingyas last month at the beginning of a violent clashes that resulted into fleeing of Muslim Rohingyas.
The refugees said that Rohigyas terrorists were carrying weapons including swords, pistols, axes and bombs when then attacked Hindu villages and looted families. According to them, terrorists abducted at least 100 Hindus and took them to a nearby forest and killed them. Only eight women, who were in Rohingyas custody until authorities in Bangladesh secured their released after identifying them in the relief camps, said that many of them were pregnant, newly married or unmarried. They said that terrorists wanted to marry them after converting to Islam.
“They were beating my mother… I managed to flee from the spot and secured the custody of my younger brother from mother… later they come to me… I am a newly married girl, they told me they will marry me,” Raj Kamari said. “I agreed to their terms and conditions only to ensure I am alive. When we were in Burma, they had beaten us. They showed us swords and told that our family members are no more. They dumped all bodies into a grave and burnt them. They even killed us our kids.”
The latest violence in Rakhine state began on August 25 when militants attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp. According to United Nations, some 4,80,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out.