By the latest estimates, roughly 313,000 refugees have fled Myanmar across the border into Bangladesh in a span of just over two weeks. Hardship awaits the fleeing Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority in mostly Buddhist Myanmar: In Bangladesh, they find cramped, makeshift quarters built of bamboo and plastic sheeting, filled with humans and human misery, with few of their possessions. The Rohingya say what they left behind was worse. Rohingya refugees trek through Bangladeshi paddy fields at dusk Saturday after crossing the border. Some 300,000 people have fled Myanmar since violence flared anew in the western state of Rakhine, where military reprisals appear to be a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
In the photo below, Rohingya people are facing a huge crisis.
The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in Myanmar by its military junta is now the biggest international headline of the day, with ghastly accounts of how their homes are being burnt down to cinders, how landmines are littered all over in the fields as these hapless, stateless people cross to escape the firing squad. When they are not drowning or facing bullets, they are being massacred by majority Buddhists of Burma, who are citing the 1982 citizenship law to perpetrate one of the worst excesses of 21st century anywhere in the world.
Burma’s treatment of Rohingyas is ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’, UN says. Watch this video below.
Rohingyas face the worst plight in South and Southeast Asia, and calls to rescind the Nobel Peace Prize of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese “Iron Lady” for her deafening silence on the Rohingyas, have already been sent out.
Ethnic cleansing is now unfolding: watch this video
Here is more from twitter on this story.
— Cate Long (@cate_long) September 17, 2017
— Jamila Hanan (@JamilaHanan) September 17, 2017
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 14, 2017
— Julie Laumann #FBPE 🌎 (@Otpor17) September 16, 2017
In fact, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre why it wants to deport the Rohingyas, almost 1,20,000 of whom have fled Myanmar in the recent past as the military junta tries every means to obliterate their existence from the country’s territory.