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Message analysis: The Rohingya Muslims are erased from the Burmese landscape after generation.
The Rohingya Muslims have been calling Burma their home for generation. Now in an apparently systemic cleansing, the ethnical minorities are virtually being struck off the agenda, Robin McDowell of the Associated Press states. FOLLOWING a string of Islamic fighter strikes last months, law enforcement and Alliance mob retaliation by torching tens of thousand Rohingya houses in the predominantly Buddhist state.
They are still accumulating in wood vessels that take them to extensive monsoon-soaked camp for refugees in Bangladesh. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres denounced their predicament as an act of ethnical persecution. And, despite Aung San Suu Kyi's pledges on Tuesday, few believe they will ever be welcome again.
"It is the most serious crises in Rohingya's history," said Chris Lewa, creator of the Arakan project, which works to change the situation for the local community, leading the huge scale and pace of the outbreak. "Little by little, the guard has burnt down towns in a very systemic way. "Lewa and her office use a widespread monitor system to painstakingly document communities that have been partly or entirely burnt to the ground in three communities in the north of Rakhine State, where the overwhelming majority of the 1.1 million Rohingya in Burma are located.
Human Rights Watch published on Tuesday revealed large parts of the burnt countryside and the almost complete demolition of 214 communities. Arakan Project has found that almost all the townships in Maungdaw Town have been burned and that all of Maungdaw has been almost entirely deserted by Rohingya.
Only five of the 21 Rohingya communities in Rathedaung in the northern part of the country were not affected. Also three Rohingya refugee camp, which were evicted during municipal unrest five years ago, were burned down. This is the only Township where safety operation is restricted to areas where the Rohingya fighters' raids that caused continued repression took place.
Rohingya have a long and eventful tradition in Burma, where many of the country's 60 million inhabitants look upon them with contempt. Although the members of the Myanmar tribe came to Myanmar ages ago, Rohingya was deprived of nationality in 1982 by depriving them of almost all their privileges and making them Stateless.
UNO has described Rohingya as one of the most oppressed minority religions in the run. However, if it wasn't for her security, many would rather be living in Burma than being compelled into another land that she doesn't want. "My grandfather's dad was even a Burmese.
" It is not the first escape of the Rohingya in masses. In 1978 and the early 90s, several hundred thousand escaped repression by the army and the state, although a policy was later introduced that enabled many to come back. Municipal power in 2012, when the state changed from half a hundred years of tyranny to a democratic state, sent another 100,000 people by ship to flee.
About 120,000 people are imprisoned in apartheide-like encampments outside Rakhine's capitol Sittwe. Armed repression came in retribution for a number of coordinated assaults by Rohingya fighters under the leadership of Attaullah Abu Ammar Jununi, who was originally from Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia. In October last year, the fighters hit policemen, killed several of their commanders and triggered a violent army reaction that sent 87,000 Rohingya on the run.
On August 25, the next morning after a state investigative committee led by former UN leader Kofi Annan published a story of the former bloodletting, the fighters attacked again. They burnt down towns, murdered, plundered and violated them together with buddhistic mayors. According to UN estimations, this sent an unbelievable 412,000 people on the run on Monday.
"At the beginning of this months in Geneva, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commission for the Protection of Fundamental Freedoms and Fundamental Freedoms, said: "The cynicism of the military's actions in order to force the surrender of a large number of persons without the opportunity to return", and called it an "example of a text book on the subject of ethnical cleansing". The UN Special Rapporteur on the humanitarian plight in Burma, Yanghee Lee, said at least 1,000 people have been murdered.
According to the authorities, more than 400 people are dead, the overwhelming part of Rohingya fighters.