UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres decried the humanitarian nightmare going on in Myanmar in form of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslims and urged Myanmar government to end such military operations and open up humanitarian access.
The Rohingyas are one of the most ill-treated, persecuted and discriminated communities in modern era at Myanmar. They have been denied citizenship from Myanmar despite the fact that they have centuries-old roots with the country. Soon after they tried to protest on August 25th, against anti-humanitarian military operations imposed by Burmese army to clean Rohingya villages – the army operations intensified. All these forced thousands of Rohingyas – mostly children and women, to flee to neighbouring countries for lives; of which, most of them took refuge in Bangladesh.
Around 5,00,000 Rohingyas have moved out of the country within just a month, making it the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare. Taking account of this, Sweden, the United States, Britain, France, Egypt, Senegal, and Kazakhstan requested Thursday’s council meeting of the United Nations. During the meeting, UN Chief Antonio Guterres called up for providing immediate humanitarian aid access to areas affected by the violence. He also urged the Myanmar government to stop any such violence against Rohingyas in the name of ‘cleansing the rebels’.
Also, US Senator to the UN – Nikki Haley called on all countries to stop providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place. The Rohingya crisis must really be stopped, because when suppression exceeds beyond limits – and every freaking thing has a limit – it seeds insurgence and it is breeding ground of radicalization, criminals and traffickers. So let’s stop pushing beyond limits, because everything is a reaction of something, there is always a reason.