A series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine State triggered a crackdown by Myanmar forces that has sent a stream of Rohingya villagers fleeing to Bangladesh.
Myanmar's State Counsellor Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi is under worldwide pressure after the exodus of 2.7 lakh refugees from the Rakhine State into Bangladesh, many of them accusing the military of large scale arson.
Tutu, who helped dismantle apartheid in South Africa and became the moral voice of the nation, joined in the condemnation.
The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic-minority group that has lived as a people in Myanmar for centuries. Marchers in Dhaka expressed their outrage at reports of abuse coming from Myanmar, the report said.
The most recent surge of refugees came after a Rohingya militant group attacked several police posts and a military base in Rakhine on August 25.
United Nations agencies estimate that more than a quarter-million Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Cox's Bazar region in just the last two weeks, joining at least 100,000 who were already there after fleeing earlier riots or persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
Vivian Tan said the number had jumped from an estimate of 164,000 yesterday because the agency had found new pockets of refugees in border areas.
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Around 50 gunshot victims have been taken to a major hospital in the city of Chittagong, some 200 kilometers north of the Myanmar border because the local clinics lack the facilities to treat their injuries.
Myanmar says its security forces are carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA, which the government has declared a terrorist organization.
The petition, initiated on change.org by Indonesian Emerson Yuntho, said Suu Kyi had done nothing to stop the "crime against humanity" being carried out in her own country.
And while Myanmar refers to the most persecuted minority in the world as Bengalis, numerous Rohingya Muslim families that live in Rakhine have been in the country for generations.
She says: "We are seeing the mushrooming of these very flimsy shelters that will not be able to house people for too long". Officials blame Rohingya militants for killing non-Muslims and burning their homes.
Thousands of Rohingyas have already fled their homeland to take refuge in Bangladesh.
More than a million people are facing a humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar, yet their government, led by the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, not only fans the flames of the crisis but virtually denies its existence.