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"The satanic forces have united against Islam; the Muslim carnage of Mayanmar has started after the visit of Hillary Clinton. She is the messenger of the Satanic Forces." Raja Mujtaba

Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal  

Recent upsurge in violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has highlighted the regime’s complete disregard for basic human rights. While the international conscience awakens slowly, the Muslim minority has already suffered a colossal spell of ethnic cleansing. Accounting for over 1/3rd of total population of Myanmar, 800,000 Rohingyas are neither recognized as citizens nor a minority. They came to Burma in the seventh century. They have ever since settled in the western part of the country, the Rakhine state; an area that borders the Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh.

Latest spate of genocide has resulted in killing of over one hundred innocent people including women and children. Main executors of these gruesome crimes were Hindu and Buddhist outfits who otherwise portray themselves as pacifists. Buddhist organizations that carried out these gory acts had tacit blessing of the politico-military regime as well as physical and logistic support of Hindu religious extremists.  Horrific images and reports coming out of the conflict zone present a scenario of systemic genocide. Events were triggered by a Buddhist girl eloping with a Rohingya boy. In the wake of this innocent occurrence, the so called peace-loving Buddhists have demonstrated that they could be as violent and gruesome as anyone else. 

UN resolution 96 (I) of 1946 states that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or war, is a crime under international law. In 2004, the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, announced his ‘Action Plan to Prevent Genocide’, whereby torturing, killing, inflicting physical pain and causing mental harm to any human being or group/ community fall under the category of criminal acts punishable under international law.  Gross violations of human rights are no longer an inclusive domain of a state.

Myanmar government is of the view that Rohingyas came from India during the British rule. Burmese citizens view them with hostility. They are denied fundamental rights and freedom. The military regime consistently perpetrates human rights violations against these powerless and unprotected people. They are not issued identity cards, and do not have right to basic amenities like education, health and freedom of movement. They also do not have property ownership rights. They are denied government jobs, are subjected to marriage restrictions, and are liable to forced labour. They also face extortion and other coercive practices.

In January 1950, about 30,000 refugees fled from Burma to the then East Pakistan. The 1953 population census declared 45 per cent of the Rohingya population having Pakistani origin. Persecution of Rohingyas continues unabated since 1962’ when General Ne Win usurped power in a coup d'état and stripped the Muslims of their Burmese citizenship and cracked down upon them mercilessly. Thousands were forced to flee to neighbouring territories of Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand. However, they were turned back cruelly. In February 2009, five boats packed with Burmese Rohingya were taken out in the high seas and abandoned to die. Four of the boats sank in a storm while one was washed ashore; the few survivors narrated horrifying accounts of torture by Thai authorities before being abandoned at open sea. Bangladesh has always been reluctant to accept Rohingyas. In 1978, an agreement was signed between Dhaka and Rangoon, according to which, any Rohingya who could produce any documentary evidence of being Burmese could return. However, this did not solve the problem or stop the state-sponsored massacre in 1991.

Last week, the OIC has held a meeting in Geneva. It contemplated on sending a fact-finding delegation to Myanmar. Meeting suggested the diplomats in Rangoon to make a visit to Rakhine State. OIC has forwarded these decisions to the Ambassador of Myanmar in Geneva and has sent a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has also addressed letters to the President of Myanmar and the leader of opposition, as well as to the UN Secretary General, informing them about the deteriorating situation in Myanmar and the need to act.

Earlier, UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay had warned: “We have been receiving a stream of reports from independent sources alleging discriminatory and arbitrary responses by security forces, and even their instigation of and involvement in clashes,” she said in a statement. In June this year, Amnesty International warned of “credible reports” of abuses — including rape and unlawful killings — by both Rakhine Buddhists and the security forces. Of more than 60,000 persons displaced as a result of latest violence, around 53,000 are Muslims.

However, in a press conference attended by UN Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana, Myanmar’s foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin said the government had exercised “maximum restraint” in bringing an end to the violence in western Rakhine State. “As such, Myanmar strongly rejects the accusations made by some quarters that abuses and excessive use of force were made by the authorities in dealing with the situation… (Myanmar) totally rejects the attempts by some quarters to politicise and internationalise this situation as a religious issue”.

One expected greater compassion from Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, but the champion for the oppressed masses has disowned the Rohingya Muslims, categorically stating that they “should not be considered (Burmese) citizens.” Aung San Suu Kyi is not likely to flag the minority issue due to her concern for losing support of the Monks, who were the largest force to stand up against the military.

Now, the issue is of options Rangoon will consider in handling this issue. Viewing it through the prism of international terrorism is a dangerous possibility. The Burmese authorities may be tempted by this option as they are trying to cosy up with the US, and ‘terrorist twist’ could attract American sympathy and aid. Although Myanmar has been a target of terrorism, it has mainly been carried out by Buddhist groups rather than by Muslims. Stereotyping Rohingyas as Muslim terrorist would enhance the likelihood of international terrorist networks reaching out to Rohingyas. The United Nations should push the Myanmar regime to find out a political solution to the problem while providing constitutional guarantees in the context of protecting fundamental Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims.

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  1. to the OIC I suggest first you watch this powerful video because it YOU who are responsible for slaughter of Muslims
    As for the barbaric western mythology "deLIE LIARS"
    you damned bastards you think that since you have your wall street/london bankers whore OPENING UP to rape you scum will get a carte blanche to carry OUT YOUR TERRORISM
    wherever the insane ugly bitches of west killary +atrocious ashton go this is what they do to women/babies/men
    here is your handiwork
    Very disturbing graphic images
    Pls distribute widely
    Picture of the massacre of Ruhingya Muslims by the Budhist terrorists:
    By Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal.
    Pillay urged the government to "prevent and punish violent acts" and said she was dismayed at the derogatory language
    used against the Rohingya by state and some independent media, as well as by some users of social networking
    websites.While welcoming Myanmar's invitation to UN investigator Tomas Ojea Quintana to visit from July 30 to August 4,
    Pillay said it was "no substitute for a fully-fledged independent investigation" into the Rakhine violence.She also pointed
    out that it was "important that those affected from all communities in Rakhine are able to speak freely" to Quintana.An
    estimated 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar, and the government considers them to be foreigners while many citizens
    see them as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh and view them with hostility.===================

  2. and you trust
    UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay after what has done to SYRIANS both pillay + Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
    she got the award for being the imperialist bitch
    Pakistanis the morons in US are bickering because they cannot have their way in Pakistan
    Allah will help you
    the US shitty slimy war criminal a thug Terrorist barbarian Richard Olson will be delayed lets hope for ALWAYS let the bastards fight among themselves and hopefully they will kill each other

  3. there are some sins that are so bad that they can never be pardoned. Aung San Suu Kyi wall street/london banker whore is the killary witch. the TRUTH is out there all you have to do is look for it. A revolting prostitute who has sold her soul to satan, hopefully it will destroy the bitch
    for some reason the writer thinks is necessary to compare Pakistan to what is happening in Myanmar which is ABSURD
    Balouchistan is being turned into Libya/Syria by USrahell/UK/EU goons
    Most of these resources are, however, in areas that belong to non-Burman ethnic minorities while the military junta, and especially its elite, is exclusively Burman. Arakan is the region where oil and gas exploration companies from China, India and elsewhere are stationed. Arakanese are a non-Burman minority that never had cordial relations with the majority but professes the same religion – Buddhism; while Rohingyas who are native to the same region are Muslims. A violent conflict in Arakan is in the best interest of the military junta. As they side with the Buddhists, it helps them project themselves as pious Buddhist but more importantly it gives them the reason to intervene and directly control the area. Martial law was imposed in the region following the recent violence. So while Arkans and Rohingyas fight over petty faith issues, the Burman military enjoys the riches of oil. Now, do I need to draw a parallel of this situation with that of Balochistan and its ‘religious minority’, the Hazaras and narrate again the political economy of conflict?
    the supreme war crimals blair bush obomba kilary cameron sarky merky, hollande, ———
    these bastards just keep slaughtering and occassionaly if the christians are also victims than their presstitute whores try to wash the blood
    Syria's "Liberated" Future: Ethnic-Religious Cleansing And Genocide
    By Shamus Cooke.
    *05 August, 2012.*
    A fascinating shift has happened in the U.S. mainstream media: After a year of anti-Syria war propaganda and lies, glimmers of truth are making their way into the public's view. This may be too little too late: the country is being torn at the seams into the nightmare of ethnic-religious cleansing and massacres.
    *After non-stop war mongering, The New York Times took a second to wipe the blood off its hands to report the true state of things in Syria. Apparently, the previous, ongoing reports about the Syrian army indiscriminately massacring citizens in the city of Homs was simply a lie, repeated over and over.*
    *It now turns out that the exact opposite was true.*
    In actuality, many of the refugees fleeing Homs were persecuted Christians, attacked by members of the Free Syrian Army, who have been killing religious minorities in an attempt to recruit hard-line Sunnis in Syria as they wage a religious war against the Syrian secular state.
    The Background
    you want more proof of how these criminality work
    Obama Won't Call It "Terrorism"
    By Ali Abunimah
    Obama More Sympathetic to Israelis Killed in Bulgaria than to Sikh Americans Murdered in Wisconsin.

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