There is a Rohingya in all of us: 

There is a Rohingya in all of us:


  • The Centre refused to revise its stance on deporting Rohingya immigrants from India.
  • What is the present-day situation?
  • Rohingya are being forced to flee the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
  • The Minister of State for Home Affairs informed Parliament that 40,000 Rohingya are yet to be deported.
  • The Government of India has returned to an idea of hard state, dropping its dreams of compassion, care and civility.
  • Most persecuted minority
  • Rohingya are the world’s most persecuted minority
  • They are Muslims belonging to the Sunni sect, scattered mainly over the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
  • Harassed by the Myanmar Army and forced to serve as slave labor, they have been systematically persecuted by the Buddhist majority.
  • They were denied an autonomous cultural status.
  • They lost all claims to the entitlements of citizenship.
  • They were denied access to health, education and also any claim to the idea of citizenship.

An unhurried exodus

  •  Persecuted by the army and the Buddhist majority, they began a slow exodus over India, Bangladesh, spreading to States such as Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, moving as far as Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  •  The Rohingya then attempted to cross into Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia
  •   It is still unclear whether Rohingya are refugees or illegal migrants.
  •  Refugees become a target for an informal economy of bonded labour.

Being inhuman or just practical?

  •  On August 18, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the government over its plan to deport Rohingya staying illegally in India
  • However, despite all the efforts by the NHRC the decision stands
  • The government has the obligation to protect and harbor anybody during difficult times, no matter they are a group of refuge, however it also holds a bigger responsibility to safeguard the interests of its citizens first.
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