Members of Rohingya Muslim families identified for repatriation from Bangladesh say they do not want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety are ensured.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh; many refuse to go back as they fear more violence with "genocidal intent" by the military.
Calling Rohingya members of 'extreme religion' an is insult, and ignores the reasons why Rohingya people fear returning to Myanmar, Dhaka officials say following comments by a Myanmar minister.
Rohingya refugees demand Dhaka recognise their ethnicity as 'Rohingya' and that officials and aid agencies stop sharing their family information with Myanmar fearing reprisals.
The forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a violation of international law. The repatriation has been halted, for now, and it gives the international community a chance to formulate a new solution.
Refugees "are not willing to go back now," Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Abul Kalam says, adding officials "can't force them to go."
Myanmar's military has been accused of committing atrocities in a crackdown that forced 720,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. An estimated 250,000 to 400,000 who remained in the Buddhist country "continue to suffer the most severe" repression.
The international community has often proven incapable of dealing with state led crimes against humanity, and Myanmar could prove another missed milestone.
Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi hopes the country will reach a lasting peace with its ethnic minority groups after seven decades of strained relations and armed conflict.
The return of Muslim Rohingya to Myanmar is part of a repatriation deal made between the two countries last year. But many refugees are reluctant to shift back to Myanmar where a brutal army crackdown forced tens of thousands from their homes.
Rohingya Muslims were killed intentionally by the security forces of Myanmar after accusing them of being member of insurgent groups. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said polices and soldiers will be put on trial.
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