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HAGUE, the Netherlands: The Dutch House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, on Thursday adopted a motion asking the government to investigate Burma’s genocide against Rohingya, in order to pave the way to open a case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The resolution which requests the government to gather support of other countries to back the case was accepted by majority of votes.

Rohingya the most persecuted community in the world has long been facing government atrocities in the western Arakan (Rakhine) state of Burma (Maynamar).

According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, have fled Burma and crossed into Bangladesh after Burmese forces launched a crackdown on the minority community in August 2017.

Since Aug. 25, 2017, nearly 24,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by Burmese state forces, according to a report by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA).

Some 18,000 Rohingya women and girls were raped by Burmese army and police and over 115,000 Rohingya homes were burned down and 113,000 others vandalized, it added.

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