The vul­ner­a­ble state of Ro­hingya

Gulf News - - In Focus -

’ve been reg­u­larly watch­ing the news and read­ing ar­ti­cles about the vul­ner­a­ble state of Ro­hingya Mus­lims in Myan­mar. Ini­tially I ex­pected things to set­tle down soon, but with time they only got worse. I fail to un­der­stand, why is the world so in­ca­pable of do­ing some­thing for them? To the author­i­ties of dif­fer­ent na­tions out there - have you ever won­dered how it feels, when you are ousted from your own coun­try, just be­cause you fol­low a par­tic­u­lar re­li­gion? What is the agony of wit­ness­ing your en­tire fam­ily’s slaugh­ter with your own eyes? And even if you sur­vive, what ex­tent of help­less­ness will you feel with nowhere to go? Lit­er­ally nowhere. No one is will­ing to ac­cept you. There are lit­tle to no health­care fa­cil­i­ties, no proper ed­u­ca­tion, no de­cent stan­dard of liv­ing. All that exists is fear of death. This, and far worse, is what the Ro­hingya Mus­lims are fac­ing.

The world reeks of civil­i­sa­tion. Coun­tries boast of their power, each claim­ing to be stronger than the other. Yet, what pow­er­less­ness is this that none of those ‘in­flu­en­tial’ coun­tries can give asy­lum to th­ese in­no­cent peo­ple? Why? Is it be­cause they aren’t rich to plump your coun­try’s econ­omy? All they have is tears of pain, sto­ries of op­pres­sion and deaths, bleed­ing souls, and shat­tered hope. Not heavy duty weapons which would have oth­er­wise in­ter­ested the world.

We are los­ing more and more of Ro­hingya Mus­lims ev­ery day, un­der the pre­text of ‘eth­nic cleans­ing’. Ev­ery day, hu­man­ity bows down in shame. Well done, Myan­mar. Well done, world. The en­tire geno­cide sce­nario com­pelled me to write this. I wish to spread the word across so that more and more peo­ple feel strongly about this prob­lem. This needs to stop as soon as pos­si­ble. Gulf News is not li­able for any of the reader-de­liv­ered con­tent on this page. It is a re­flec­tion of their in­di­vid­ual opin­ion and not that of the news­pa­per. This page will al­ways fol­low the prin­ci­ple of civil dis­course.

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