Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

WHO ARE THE RO­HINGYA?

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An eth­nic Mus­lim mi­nor­ity in Bud­dhist-ma­jor­ity Myan­mar, Ro­hingya num­ber around one mil­lion. Al­most all live in Rakhine state — one of the poor­est in the coun­try — and speak a Ben­gali di­alect. Myan­mar views the Ro­hingya as il­le­gal Bangladesh­i im­mi­grants and has de­nied them cit­i­zen­ship un­der its 1982 Cit­i­zen­ship Law

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