With heavy heart and tears in my eyes ,today I cannot stop myself from writing about the worst genocide that is happening in the 21st Century . In the World of Internet and Social media where majority of us enjoy the freedom of speech ,we are seeing this happening and we are unable to do anything about it .
We all know what is happening in Rohingya but the locked upsetting graphic image prevent us to learn more and we keep scrolling down our newsfeed ,forgetting the sad news we just read .For us the images of suffering Rohingya may be disturbing graphic images but for Rohingya ,it is their worst terror ,the worst breach of human rights .
A just-released UN report based on the testimonies of Rohingya who have reached refugee camps in Bangladesh details mass gang rape, killings, brutal beatings, the torching of homes and people and disappearances in what the UN says “very likely” amounts to crimes against humanity.
The report describes evidence gathered during interviews with more than 200 Rohingya in the camps as a “calculated policy of terror” by Myanmar’s security forces under the guise of a military lockdown of Muslim villages.It states that for decades almost one million Rohingya in Rakhine have suffered systemic discrimination and policies of exclusion and marginalisation.UN investigators gathered the evidence in the camps after Myanmar’s government refused them unfettered access to the worst-affected areas of Rakhine.
They obtained images and videos of bullet and knife wounds, burns, and other serious injuries from people they said were deeply traumatised.Victims told how hundreds of Rohingya houses, schools, markets, shops and mosques were burned by police, the army and sometimes civilian mobs. They described the destruction of food and food sources, including paddy fields, and the confiscation of livestock.”Testimonies were collected of several cases where the army or Rakhine villagers locked an entire family, including elderly and disabled people, inside a house and set it on fire, killing them all,” the report said.The report said the violence raises serious concerns that Myanmar forces are engaged in “ethnic cleansing” to force Rohingya from Rakhine, where they have lived for generations.
The report quotes one survivor as saying “now is the worst it has ever been … we have heard from our grandparents that there were bad things happening in the past, but never like this”.
News References Rohingya
Burma: Rohingya children ‘beheaded and burned alive’ as refugees continue to flood into Bangladesh to escape violence
Rohingya children have been beheaded and civilians burned alive, according to witness testimony amid claims that Burma’s military and paramilitary forces are committing “genocide” or a “pogrom” against the Muslim minority in the country’s western Rakhine state. (Ref )
Satellite images show village burned to the ground, as nearly 90,000 Rohingya escape Myanmar
Satellite images have revealed an entire village in Myanmar burned to the ground amid the country’s ongoing violence that erupted in August.Aid agencies have reported that they are struggling to cope after nearly 90,000 Rohingya fled over the boarder into Bangladesh (Ref)
Traffickers exploit Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar – BBC News
Jonah Fisher reports on the conditions in the Ohn Taw Gyi camp in Rakhine State where Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution.(Video )
Women gang – raped in their own houses and their houses burnt
The volume of rape allegation among the Rohingya fleeing Rakhine suggest a pattern of abuse by Myanmar´s army beyond anything documented before.(News )
Burma soldiers ‘burning bodies of Rohingya Muslims’ to conceal evidence
Soldiers and civilians in Burma are attempting to cover up the massacre of the country’s Rohingya Muslim population by gathering their bodies and burning them, an advocate for the minority group has said.
Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, which monitors violence in Burma’s Rakhine state, said her organisation had documented the killing of at least 130 people in one settlement in the Rathedaung region. (Ref ))
Myanmar blocks all UN aid to civilians at heart of Rohingya crisis
The UN food program said it also had to suspend distributions to other parts of the state, leaving 250,000 people without regular access to food.
Sixteen major non-governmental organisations including Oxfam and Save the Children have also complained that the government has restricted access to the conflict area.
Humanitarian organisations are “deeply concerned about the fate of thousands of people affected by the ongoing violence” in northern Rakhine, said Pierre Peron, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Myanmar.(ref )
The condition of Rohingya muslims are horrible .They need our Support
The least we can do for them is to force the goverment bodies to take action against them. Some Petition for Rohingya you can sign are –
- Urge the UN & Muslim World to protect Rohingya Muslims in Burma –Sign the Petition here
- Petition to UN -STOP the killing of Rohingya Muslims; Place UN led peacekeeping forces- Sign the petition here