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200,000 Rohingya Refugees March for “Genocide Day” 2 Years After Expulsion from Burma

HeadlineAug 26, 2019

In Bangladesh, an estimated 200,000 Rohingya refugees took part in a “Genocide Day” rally Sunday, marking the second anniversary of their flight from Burma after a brutal military crackdown. Rohingya refugees demanded Burma grant them citizenship and a guarantee of safety as they marched in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. Two years ago, over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Burma’s Rakhine State. This is Mohammad Salim, one of the approximately 1 million Rohingya refugees now living in Bangladesh.

Mohammad Salim: “They burned our houses, took away our cattle, seized our lands. If they return our lands, homes and also give us citizenship, then we will go back; otherwise, we will not go.”

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