World Urges Myanmar to Stop Ethnic Cleansing

Myanmar is under fierce criticism over the last few days as the country increases its continuous oppression against the Rohingyas and other ethnic minorities.

In the wake of recent violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, hundreds are believed to be killed by the government forces and Buddist mobs.

Thousands of Rohingyas have fled into the neighboring Bangladesh and the UN fears that an unprecedented humanitarian crisis is about to happen at the Rohingya shelters in Bangladesh.

The Hindus are also fleeing Myanmar

Besides the Rohingyas, who are Muslims, many Hindus are also fleeing the country and crossing borders for finding shelter in Bangladesh.

The Daily Star’, a Bangladeshi newspaper reported, “Several hundred members of Hindu community from Maungdaw of Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh through a border in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar amid attack by an ‘unidentified armed group’.”

It added, “Around 453 people of different ages of the community entered Bangladesh territory along with Rohingyas yesterday through Rezu Amtola border and took shelter in a makeshift tent at Paschim Hindupara of Katupalong, reports our correspondent visiting the spot.”

The International community has become increasingly fed up on the de-facto leader of Myanmar, Aung Sung Suu Kyi, a Noble peace prize winner, who has failed to stop the ‘ethnic cleansing’ happening in the Rakhine state in Myanmar.

Malala Urges Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai has condemned the ongoing manslaughter in Myanmar and urged her fellow peace prize laureate, Suu Kyi, to take steps to stop violence against the persecuted people.

“Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment. I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same,” Yousafzai wrote on Twitter. “The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting.”

“Every time I see the news, my heart breaks at the suffering of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar,” Yousafzai wrote.

Malala Yousafzai said, “Stop the violence. Today we have seen pictures of small children killed by Myanmar’s security forces. These children attacked no one, but still, their homes were burned to the ground.”

“Every time I see the news, my heart breaks at the suffering of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar”

“If their home is not Myanmar, where they have lived for generations, then where is it? Rohingya people should be given citizenship in Myanmar, the country where they were born.”

“Other countries, including my own country Pakistan, should follow Bangladesh’s example and give food, shelter, and access to education to Rohingya families fleeing violence and terror,” she added.

‘Thousands are Killed Already’

The UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee has expressed his concern on the human rights situation in Myanmar. She said, “many thousands of people are increasingly at risk of grave violations of their human rights”.

“This is perhaps the worst … in Myanmar in a long time”. 

Indian media quoted her of describing the situation in Myanmar on Monday, “perhaps the worst … in Myanmar in a long time”.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ spokesperson Eri Kaneko said, “The current situation underlines the urgency of seeking holistic approaches to address the complex root causes of violence.”

The Muslim Leaders voicing strong condemnations towards Suu Kyi

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman has questioned Suu Kyi’s silence over the latest wave of violence over the Rohingya people. Anifah told AFP news agency, “Very frankly, I am dissatisfied with Aung San Suu Kyi. She stood up for the principles of human rights. Now it seems she is doing nothing.”

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that he has urged the world leaders to help the Rohingyas.

He said in Istanbul, “You watched the situation that Myanmar and Muslims are in. You saw how villages have been burned … Humanity remained silent to the massacre in Myanmar”.

The Maldives has announced to sever all business ties with Myanmar “until the government of Myanmar takes measures to prevent the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims”, the country’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in a recent tweet: “Global silence on continuing violence against #Rohingya Muslims. International action crucial to prevent further ethnic cleansing – UN must rally.”


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