According to the report, ARSA’ Rohingya militiamen killed, 25 August, 53 Hindus in a village, while 46 more disappeared from a neighbouring settlement without leaving a trace. The rights group believes to be likely that they were all killed. The following day, another 6 Hindus were killed by ARSA members. Some witnesses say that 16 women and children saved their lives on condition of converting to Islam and marrying whom ARSA ordered.
“Nothing can justify […] violations and crimes” committed in Burma against the Rohingya, Amnesty insists. The group holds the Burmese authorities responsible for having committed “crimes against humanity” against the Rohingya, even before the events of August 2017. “But similarly, no atrocities can justify the massacre, abductions, and other abuses committed by ARSA against the Hindu community.”