The ISCI works hard to unveil the mistreatment and discrimination of the Rohingya people in Burma. However the Burmese government continues to quietly more forward in the possible genocide of the Rohingya. According to ethnic groups in Myanmar “the process begins by reducing the target group’s strength and undermining moral empathy for victims…” (University of London). This show that there’s a possible genocide. An increase in military presence, and decrease in the beneficial assistant for the Rohingya people, may possibly be leading to the future steps to the genocide of the Rohingya however, reports are unable to verify the severity of the situation.
At its root, the crisis may be about simple economics, of scarcity and choice. Myanmar is an underdeveloped country that has witnessed repressive military dictatorships for most of its post-independence existence. Consequently, the Rohingya are not only a drain on resources, but also squat on land that is rumouredly mineral rich. Moreover, we must remember that any form of dictatorship necessitates crystallizing and maintaining an antagonistic “other,” which in Myanmar’s case regrettably happens to be the
This chapter will therefore analyze Myanmar's political, economic, and socio-cultural intolerance for the Rohingya that have made them stateless and forced them to flee from Myanmar for security in their neighboring states such as Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia. Section 3, "Protecting the Rohingya," challenges the international community to pursue all means available to end the abuse of the Rohingya. The final chapter 5, “Peacebuilding for Ending the Plight of the Rohingya,"
For the Rohingya, they try to fled to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, to save their lives and their families and escape from the massacre happening against them in Burma. The Rohingya crisis has started since the 1970s and till now this issue has not been solved. In 2005, the government has started engaging in a violence and mass killing against the Rohingya, and the main reason for the crisis happening now in Burma is the tension between the Buddhists (the majority in Burma) and the Muslims (minority). In different countries in the world, there are tensions between different groups. However, the tensions never reach what in going on in
Overview The Muslim minority living in western Myanmar/Burma 's Rakhine State – almost 800000 people – identify themselves as Rohingya. For decades they have suffered legal and social discrimination. There are long-standing tensions with the Buddhist Rakhine community over land and resources. These conflicts, in term, have subjected the Rohingyas to be denied the right to citizenship and even the right to self identify. The Rohingyas are subject to many restrictions like banned from travelling without authorization and prohibited from working outside their villages, they cannot even get married without permission from the authorities, and severely lack sufficient access to food, medical care and education.
The violence occurred because of the racism of the Myanmar government. The Government denied providing the citizenship to the Rohingyas because of their religion and their minority, although they and their ancestors were living in Myanmar for centuries.They have the legal rights to be the citizen in Burma. It is cited in the article that,‘according to the 1982 citizenship law, there are three categories of citizenship: full citizen, associate citizen, and naturalized citizen. Full citizens are descendants of residents who lived in Burma prior to 1823 or were born to parents who were both citizens. Associate citizens are those who acquired citizenship through the 1948 Union Citizenship Act.
At the time when the state was concerned with political and socioeconomic problems due to this transition, the problem of religious violence became leading issue in the country. Inter-religious conflicts started to take a center stage since 2012, mainly due to the rise of 969 movement in 2011, and MaBaTha (Association of Protection of Race and Religion) movement in 2014 . The aim of these religious groups ruled by monks is to “protect and promote Buddhist values and traditions in the midst of the country’s transformation and as it opens up to the modern world” . Starting from 1962 until recent reforms military regime in Burma limited the religious freedom for non-Buddhists . Partly because of that, sense of nationalism and religious identity became inseparable, which means that being Burmese encompasses being a Buddhist.
Many civilians were without their personal freedoms they once had before the Taliban. The human rights abuse by forces in Afghanistan today are like the events in the novel despite representing two different time periods. Although Khaled Hosseini in The Kite Runner presents Afghanistan in an earlier period where the Taliban come into power, he accurately depicts the abuse of human rights in today’s Afghanistan in which killings and torture are used to instill fear among civilians and strip their right to freedom. Consequently, fear and power has been used as an excuse to strip personal freedoms and rights from men, women, and children alike. Other common abuses were linked to attacks on civilian village and military bases that are seen to have no wrongdoings.
As stated in Outreach programme Rwanda genocide and the United Nation, “Thousands died of waterborne disease and they continued to target civilian populations which caused deaths, injury and harm.” This shows that many people in Rwanda died from diseases and some died from being targeted during the genocide. This evidence is significant because it shows the population decrease in Rwanda and also shows the negative impact of genocide in Rwanda. This genocide impacted the history of Rwanda and also the people in
(Hill, C 2012). The world has watched in horrors as the humanitarian disaster has unfurl in Myanmar for decade years and it makes Myanmar ranked top of the worst human rights in the world . In Myanmar, Most of the local and multinational company employed child labour, forced labour and slave labour to conduct daily operation of their company. Those workers has been abused, rape, confiscation and destruction of their property. Additionally, this country’s workers have no ethic nationalities for equal rights and autonomy, union representation and political enfranchisement are not allowed.