India sends 3000 relief packs to Myanmar’s Rakhine state

In a bid to defuse the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where violence has triggered an outflow of Rohingya refugees, India has sent relief material consisting of 3,000 family relief packs.“With best wishes from the people of India. Indian Air Force aircraft lands today in Yangon, Myanmar, with 3000 family relief packs consisting of daily essentials including rice, oil, salt, sugar  etc. for distribution amongst the displaced persons in Rakhine state,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson  Raveesh Kumar tweeted.More than 600,000 Rohingyas have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since violence erupted in Rakhine late in August.The minority Rohingya community does not enjoy citizenship in Myanmar and is sparingly given refugee status in Bangladesh. Human rights monitors accused Myanmar’s military of atrocities against the minority population during its clearance operations following Rohingya militants’ August 25 attacks on multiple government posts.