The Hauge-based International Court of Justice has ordered the Myanmar government to protect the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minorities in the country. The court has also asked Myanmar to preserve evidence of alleged genocide crimes that Myanmar has been accused of indulging in by the West African country, Gambia.
As many as 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar’s and have taken illegal shelter in neighbouring countries like Bangladesh or India to protect themselves from a military-led campaign that the United Nations has said was conducted with genocidal intent. Many Rohingya Muslims still reside in Mynamar under threats and denial of basic rights like education or healthcare. Myanmar officials have not commented on the development just yet.
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