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The social network is a key tool in the information war taking place over violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has driven more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country and sparked United Nations accusations of military-led "ethnic cleansing".

"We are not violating any global law by deporting Rohingyas back because we have not signed United Nations convention", Rajnath Singh was quoted to have said.

"Anti-NGOs sentiment was obviously rising since after the August 25th attacks", he said, adding that most displaced Rakhine people refused to accept the aids from NGOs.

India has also extended humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to handle the refugee crisis.

She also backed the Indian government's argument in the Supreme Court that the 40,000 Ronhingya refugees in India posed a threat to the country's security and should be deported.

Myanmar police fired warning shots to disperse a mob who threw petrol bombs at them and tried to block an ICRC boat in the conflict-hit Rakhine state, where tens of thousands are believed to be in urgent need of aid, state-backed media said this morning.

Centre " People say the government should approach Rohingyas issue with a humanitarian perspective.

This week, the UN's most senior human rights official described Burma's actions as a "textbook example" of ethnic cleansing.

Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes responded with violence and arson aimed at driving out the mostly stateless Muslim population, which the United Nations rights agency called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

But refugees in Bangladesh who were aware of her comments took no comfort from that, anticipating little change to policies that have denied their community recognition as a distinct ethnic group and citizenship.

Meanwhile police said on Monday they arrested a suspected member of al-Qaeda who they believed was trying to recruit Rohingya living in India to fight security forces in Myanmar.

The new funding brings USA humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons in Burma and refugees from Burma in the region to almost $95 million in FY 2017, and it reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people.

The company's decision to label a Rohingya armed group a "dangerous organization" came amid an worldwide outcry against Myanmar's government and military, which has been accused of orchestrating an "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that's often called the most persecuted minority group in the world.

"Suu kyi gave a false statement".

Indonesia appreciates China's stance and is willing to maintain consultation with China, she said. Suu Kyi did not attend, but on Tuesday, she spoke with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in what was believed to be their first conversation since Tillerson took office.

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