State of Stateless Rohingya
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,