The fate of the Ro­hingyas

Southasia - - ON RECORD - Saeed Ahmed Ma­lik, New Delhi, In­dia

Force­fully driven out of Myan­mar, the Ro­hingyas have emerged as the most op­pressed mi­nor­ity to­day.. Now be­ing treated as ‘the state­less species’ by neigh­bour­ing coun­tries like Bangladesh, their fu­ture hangs in the bal­ance and no­body in the civ­i­lized world knows where these souls will be head­ing to. The at­ti­tude shown by the Is­lamic coun­tries is quite puz­zling, as if noth­ing has re­ally hap­pened as far as the per­se­cu­tion of Ro­hingyas in con­cerned, mainly due to their spe­cific re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tions. The same is true for the role of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion (OIC), which has yet to pass a res­o­lu­tion to sup­port the Ro­hingyas at the diplo­matic level. The United Na­tions has come for­ward to find a be­fit­ting so­lu­tion for the prob­lem, but so far noth­ing has re­ally hap­pened that could change the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in favour of the Ro­hingyas. They were, they are, and will re­main state­less since not a sin­gle na­tion is go­ing to help them out. I am sorry to say there is no light at the end of the tun­nel for the Ro­hingyas.

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