Myanmar SituationSituation in Myanmar
The Rohingya crisis: A disastrous humanity tragedy, UNO says
The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are faced with a disastrous human rights problem, according to the UN Secretary-General. Mr Guterres said that supposed assaults by the police on the inhabitants of Rohingya were totally inacceptable. Later, the UNSC demanded pressing action to end the war. About 379,000 Rohingyas have escaped to Bangladesh since the beginning of the war last months.
Rohingya, a predominantly Islamic group in Rakhine, the Buddhist state with the largest Buddhist population, have long been persecuted in Myanmar, claiming to be migrants. They' ve been living in Myanmar for generation after generation, also known as Burma, but they are refused nationality. Myanmar official said the country's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi will miss an important UN General Assembly discussion next weekend.
Suu Kyi has been criticized by former Westerners for not doing enough to stop the Rakhine state from being violently violated. Among all the horrors here, one of the most appalling things is the fact that many Rohingya returnees say they have had no contacts with relief organisations or foreign relief organisations.
United Nations Chernobyl Relief Organization says that the Rohingya, who have escaped to Bangladesh, are not receiving enough help. "He said the human rights position is atrocious." "By the time we gathered last weekend, 125,000 Rohingya escapees had escaped to Bangladesh. "Asked if the crises could be classified as racial cleanup, Mr Guterres said:
"One third of the[Rohingya] people had to escape the land - can you find a better term to describe it? "The UN Secretary-General said he denounced the assaults by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the group of rebels in the fight against the war. It made a united declaration condemning "the first assault on the police and the ensuing violence".
She also expressed "concern over reported exaggerated levels of force during safety operations" and called for "immediate action to end the Rakhine conflict, de-escalate the conflict, restore order and protect the civilian population". This was the first one in nine years in Myanmar, he added.
So what happens in the state of Rakhine? After Rohingya fighters attacked policemen and soldiers, the recent Rohingya runaway from their houses began on 25 August. The fugitives say Myanmar's forces reacted to the attack with a violent drive of force and burning of villages to drive them out.
Myanmar's ambassador to the UN accused the Rohingya rebels of violent acts in Rakhine state and said his state would never forgive. Later, Zaw Htay, spokesperson for the administration, said 176 Rohingya settlements, more than 30% of the North Rakhine population, were now empty. Whereas almost 400,000 Rohingya have escaped in the present economic downturn, the UN has already taken in several hundred thousand indocumented Rohingya who had escaped from previous terror.
The other Rohingya live in refugee camps in Myanmar. And the Rohingya? Myanmar on Tuesday condemned the proposal by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein that his handling of Rohingya Muslims was an "ethnic cleansing". Myanmar has been home to at least one million members of the Rohingya tribe, most of whom are Muslims, some of whom are Hindus.
It is believed that they originated in present-day Bangladesh and in the state of West Bengal in India, but many have been present in Myanmar for hundreds of years. Myanmar does not recognize the Rohingya racial minorities as one of their "national races".
The Rohingya is described by Human Rights Watch as one of the biggest immigrant population groups in the whole wide globe. "The restriction of freedom of mobility and the absence of universal healthcare have resulted in appalling humane terms for those who have been driven out by previous wave of violence," the group says. Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back the Rohingya migrants.
Myanmar's Chief of Staff, Gen Min Aung Hlaing, said Wednesday that the nation could not embrace and acknowledge the concept of "Rohingya" by "hiding the truth" (meaning Myanmar's assertion that they are Bangladeshi illegals). "Buddhist believers are our tribal peoples who have lived there since the times of their ancestors," he said.