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Burma | Myanmar Rohingya Muslims Killing || Muslim Genocide Continues

The United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, has appealed to Myanmar to end the violence that has led more than 120,000 Rohingya people to flee in the last two weeks, which he warned was “creating a situation that can destabilise the region”.

The unrest has raised fears of a humanitarian crisis in overstretched border camps, with another 400,000 of the Muslim ethnic minority estimated to be trapped in conflict zones in western Myanmar since more “clearance operations” by security forces in Rakhine state began last month.

Guterres told reporters he had written to the security council to express his concern. When asked about ethnic cleansing, Guterres said: “We are facing a risk, I hope we don’t get there.”

UN aid agencies continue to be blocked from delivering food, water and medicine to the Rohingya, while humanitarian workers on the ground say warehouses stocking vital emergency supplies are being looted.

As the international outcry over the crisis grew, an aid group that has been rescuing tens of thousands of refugees from the Mediterranean Sea announced it was redirecting its ship to south-east Asia.

Recent violence in Rohingya state has claimed at least 400 lives

Migrant Offshore Aid Station said it was suspending its operations off the Libyan coast and sending the vessel to the Bay of Bengal. The Malta-based organisation, which has rescued about 40,000 refugees attempting to reach Europe in the last three years, said it would focus on providing aid on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border “where a deadly exodus is unfolding”.

It cited Pope Francis’s appeals for an international response to the plight of the Rohingya people. The number of refugees fleeing Libya has dropped significantly since the country increased naval patrols and militia groups agreed to crack down on smuggling.

The UN announced on Tuesday that the number of Rohingya to have reached Bangladesh in recent days was estimated to be 123,600. Up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees are expected to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh each day this week, joining the tens of thousands already taking shelter in overcrowded camps and makeshift settlements.

Aid groups say supplies are rapidly falling while medical clinics are overwhelmed by a 40-50% increase in patients, some with serious injuries.

Another estimated 20,000 people are stranded in the “no man’s land” between the two countries, having been denied entry by Bangladesh border guards, although thousands continue to cross through unguarded areas.

The latest wave of refugees, the second significant surge in the past year, was sparked on 25 August after Rohingya militants attacked government forces, who responded with a counter-offensive that has killed hundreds.

Refugees who have made it to Bangladesh have told of massacres and arson they say are being committed by armed forces. Human Rights Watch has cited satellite evidence of widespread burning in at least 10 parts of Rakhine state in the days after the armed crackdown began.

The government has said rebels are burning their own villages and accused them of killing Buddhists and Hindus, a claim repeated by some residents. The Myanmar military said 400 people had been killed, the vast majority of them “terrorists”. UN officials have estimated the death toll at “around a thousand”.

Media and independent observers are denied access to Rakhine and the figures cited by the government and Rohingya activists are impossible to verify.

The Rohingya have been persecuted for decades in Myanmar but the recent violence is seen as a major escalation because of the scale of the destruction and the involvement of a new Rohingya militant group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.

The UN estimated in May this year that since 2012 about 168,000 Rohingya had fled Myanmar, where the group is denied citizenship and access to basic government services.

International pressure is growing on Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader and a Nobel peace laureate, to intervene decisively and curb the military operations.

More than 300,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Nobel committee to rescind the prize awarded in 1991 for her democratic activism during the years the country was run by a military junta.

In recent years the military has relaxed its grip on the country but it remains an influential force and holds 25% of parliamentary seats.

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said on Monday the situation in Rakhine state was “really grave” and it was time for Aung San Suu Kyi to step in.

Lee said Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party won the country’s first free elections in a generation in 2015, was “caught between a rock and a hard spot. I think it is time for her to come out of that spot now.”

A Burmese human rights group said on Tuesday that the persecution of Muslims in the Buddhist-majority state had grown in the last five years and extended beyond Rohingya people to include the creation of “Muslim-free zones” across the country.

“The transition to democracy has allowed popular prejudices to influence how the new government rules, and has amplified a dangerous narrative that casts Muslims as an alien presence in Buddhist-majority Burma,” the London-based Burma Human Rights Network said in the report.

Images and reports of the renewed plight of the Rohingya people have drawn condemnation across the world, including from Aung San Suu Kyi’s fellow Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has described the violence as a genocide and said Turkey would compensate Bangladesh for taking in the refugees.

On Monday, demonstrations were held in the Russian republic of Chechnya, where the leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, compared the treatment of the Rohingya to the Holocaust.

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Why is Muslim ummah silent on genocide of Rohingya? Tahir ul Qadri analysis

ਬਰਮਾ ਦੇ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਉਤੇ ਜ਼ੁਲਮ ਦੀਆਂ ਰੂਹ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਂਬਾ ਛੇੜ੍ਹਨ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ

ਜੱਦ ਵੀ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਵੀ ਲਹੂ ਡੁੱਲ੍ਹਦਾ ਹੈ
ਮੇਰਾ ਅੰਦਰ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਹਿੱਲਦਾ ਹੈ

ਅੱਜ ਕੱਲ ਸੋਸ਼ਲ ਮੀਡੀਆ ਉਤੇ ਬਰਮਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਉਤੇ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ ਜ਼ੁਲਮ ਦੀਆਂ ਰੂਹ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਂਬਾ ਛੇੜ੍ਹਨ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਦੇਖਣ ਨੂੰ ਮਿੱਲ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ । ਬਰਮਾ ਬਾਰੇ ਅੱਜ ਤੱਕ ਇਹੀ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਨੂੰ ਮਿੱਲਦਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਬੁੱਧ ਧਰਮ ਨੂੰ ਮੰਨਣ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਦੇਸ਼ ਹੈ । ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਬਰਮਾ ਦਾ ਜ਼ਿਕਰ ਉਥੇ ਦੇ ਮਿਲਟਰੀ ਡਿਕਟੇਟਰਜ਼ ਕਰ ਕੇ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਨੂੰ ਮਿੱਲਦਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ, ਤੇ ਜਾਂ ਫਿਰ ਨੋਬਲ ਇਨਾਮ ਜੇਤੂ ਲੀਡਰ ‘ਆਂਗ ਸੂਨ ਸੂਕੀ’ ਦੇ ਹਵਾਲੇ ਨਾਲ, ਜੋ ਆਪਣੇ ਮੁਲਕ ਦੀ ਫੌਜੀ ਡਿਕਟੇਟਰਸ਼ਿਪ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਕਰਦੀ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ ।

ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਉਤੇ ਜ਼ੁਲਮ ਦੀਆਂ ਖਬਰਾਂ ਬੀਤੇ ਕੁੱਝ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਹੀ ਦੇਖਣ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਣ ਲੱਗੀਆਂ ਹਨ । ਇਹਨਾਂ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ‘ਰੋਹਿੰਗੀਆ’ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ । ਕੁੱਝ ਖਬਰਾਂ ਲੱਭ ਕੇ ਪੜ੍ਹੀਆਂ ਤਾਂ ਪਤਾ ਲੱਗਾ ਕਿ ਝਗੜਾ ਉਥੇ ਵੀ ਇੱਕ ਘੱਟ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਦੇ ਹੱਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਹੈ । ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਉਥੇ ਘੱਟ-ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਨ, ਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਲਈ ਕੁੱਝ ਮੁੱਢਲੇ ਹੱਕ ਮੰਗਦੇ ਹਨ ।

ਝੱਗੜੇ ਦਾ ਕਾਰਨ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਹੋਵੇ, ਪਰ ਇੰਨੇ ਬੇ-ਰਹਿਮੀ ਵਾਲੇ ਜ਼ੁਲਮਾਂ ਲਈ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਜਵਾਜ਼ ਨਹੀਂ ਬਣਦਾ । ਹੋਰ ਵੀ ਹੈਰਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਜ਼ੁਲਮ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਲੋਕ ਬੁੱਧ ਧਰਮ ਨੂੰ ਮੰਨਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਹਨ, ਜਿਹੜਾ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਭਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਮਨ ਦਾ ਸੱਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਡਾ ਅਲੰਬਰਦਾਰ ਹੈ ।

ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਲਾਸ਼ਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਨਾ ਦੇਖ ਸਕਣ ਯੋਗ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਦੇਖ ਕੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਖਿਆਲ ਆ ਰਿਹਾ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਕੀ ਇਹ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਭਰ ਦੇ ਬੋਧੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਸੱਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਡੇ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਆਗੂ ਦਲਾਈ ਲਾਮਾ ਅਤੇ ਬਰਮਾ ਦੀ ਆਗੂ ਆਂਗ ਸਾਨ ਸੂਕੀ ਨੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੇਖੀਆਂ ਹੋਣੀਆਂ ?

ਯੂ.ਐਨ.ਓ ਤੇ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਹੋਰ ਆਲਮੀ ਸੰਸਥਾਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਦਖਲ-ਅੰਦਾਜ਼ੀ ਕਰ ਕੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਤਾਂ ਜ਼ੁਲਮ ਨੂੰ ਰੁਕਵਾਣ ਤੇ ਫਿਰ ਇਹਨਾਂ ਦੋਹਾਂ ਧਿਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੋਈ ਪੱਕੇ ਹੱਲ ਦਾ ਬਾਨਣੂ ਬੰਨਣ ।

ਆਪਣੀ ਇੱਕ ਕਵਿਤਾ ਦੀਆਂ ਲਾਈਨਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਗੱਲ ਖਤਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ …

ਜੱਦ ਵੀ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਵੀ ਲਹੂ ਡੁੱਲ੍ਹਦਾ ਹੈ
ਮੇਰਾ ਅੰਦਰ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਹਿੱਲਦਾ ਹੈ
ਕੀ ਜਾਣਾ ਕਸੂਰ ਕਿਸ ਦਾ ਹੈ
ਸੋਚ ਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜਾਂ ਮੇਰੇ ਦਿੱਲ ਦਾ ਹੈ

ਗਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ, ਦਲ ਖਾਲਸਾ ( ੫.੯.੨੦੧੭ )

Myanmar : Rohingya Muslims Killing || Muslim Genocide Continures

The Turks have taken the lead of helping Burmese Muslim Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davtoğlu departed for Myanmar on Wnesday with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wife and daughter to deliver aid to the province of Arakan, where a massacre of Rohingya Muslims is being carried out by extremists. A Turkish delegation led by Davuto-lu and including Erdo-an’s wife Emine and daughter S-meyye, left for Myanmar on Wednesday afternoon in a plane loaded with aid supplies. The delegation will visit camps where Rohingya Muslims have taken shelter and distribute humanitarian aid to them. The aid from Turkey will be the first foreign aid accepted by Myanmar besides UN aid.

The Prime Ministry has also recently launched an aid campaign for Rohingya Muslims and the donations collected so far have exceeded $1.2 million. A statement from the Foreign Ministry said apart from its significance in addressing the situation of the Rohingya Muslims, the historic visit will also be a chance to improve mutual relations with Myanmar. According to UN sources, since the beginning of the new wave of ethno-religious tensions and attacks by extremist Buddhists and other fanatical groups that target Muslims in Myanmar, nearly 100,000 people have left their homes. To flee to safety, some Rohingya Muslims, with children in their arms, walked barefoot in heavy rain through the jungle to reach the coast, from where they sailed to Bangladesh.


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  1. It is imperative that the world should speaks out against the Genocide in Myanmar …. Slaughter the people is not the solution of any ethnic problem. Bangladesh have also more than 800 thousands Buddhist & Rankine people in our country who are living at the boarder area of Bangladesh & Myanmar. Is that means, they are not Bangladeshi citizen & fled from Myanmar? No Never!

    In 1948 British Rule ended in Burma; the military regime thus began to create a new sense of nationhood, during which the scapegoating of the Rohingya started manifesting within the Myanmar public. Visibly different from the Burmese due to their darker skin colour and religion, the popular myth is that Rohingya communities came from Bangladesh. In fact though, they have deep historical and ancestral roots belonging to the postcolonial borders of Myanmar.

    Similarities with Bangladeshi communities is natural due to Arakan neighbouring the Bangladeshi province of Chittagong: indeed, the separation of these provinces and the implementation of borders were a product of colonial rule. The British had actually promised independence to the Rohingya during the war with Japan, though the promise was subsequently revoked.

    Without absolving the present Myanmar government of responsibility for what is happening in the country, looking at the nation’s history it’s important to see how colonialism laid the groundwork for what appear to be ongoing massacres.

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