UN adopt Rohingya resolution on citizenship

The UN has adopted a resolution urging Burma to grant citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority, ramping up pressure on Naypyidaw to scrap a controversial identity plan. The measure was adopted on Friday by consensus in the General Assembly’s rights committee following some wrangling with countries from the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which had sought stronger language. The resolution expresses “serious concern” over the plight of the Rohingya in Arakan State.