State of State­less Ro­hingya

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

The Ro­hingya, a Mus­lim mi­nor­ity of Myan­mar, can be termed as the most op­pressed mi­nor­ity in the cur­rent pe­riod. Driven out of their home­land, they have been re­duced to state­less refugees, while no coun­try has any in­tent to pro­vide them the much­needed shel­ter. Myan­mar, as it ap­pears, has a clear-cut pol­icy to push the Ro­hingya out of the coun­try through vi­o­lence and other forms of re­pres­sion. De­spite the change of gov­ern­ment, the coun­try has not re­vised its ap­proach to­wards the re­set­tle­ment of Ro­hingya peo­ple. On the other hand, the in­ter­na­tional community has been turn­ing a deaf ear to the is­sue, as if noth­ing wrong has been hap­pen­ing in Myan­mar. Up to now, hun­dreds of Ro­hingyas have been ruth­lessly killed and thou­sands thrown into the sea through the or­gan­ised eth­nic cleans­ing be­ing per­pe­trated for the last many years. Truly a hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis, the cur­rent state of state­less Ro­hingyas ex­poses the dou­ble stan­dards of in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights cham­pi­ons.

Fir­dous A. Bhanji,

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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