Overview for Myanmar & Rohingya Muslim Crisis
The Rohingya persecution in Myanmar refers to the ongoing military crackdown by the Myanmar Army and police on Rakhine State in the country's northwestern region. While the majority of Rohingyas are Muslim, attacks have also occurred against Hindu Rohingyas. The crackdown was in response to attacks on Myanmar border posts in October 2016 by Rohingya insurgents. The Myanmar army have been accused of wide-scale human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, gang rapes, arson and infanticides, claims which the government dismisses as "exaggerations" .As a result of the Autumn 2017 military "clearance operations" and reprisals, as of mid- September, 2017, about 400,000 mostly-Rohingya refugees (about a third of the Rohingya population) have fled, or been driven out of, Rakhine-most fleering to Bangladesh. An estimated 92,000 Rohingya people had been displaced because of the violence by January 2017;around 65,000 had fled Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh between October 2016 and January 2017, while 23,000 others had been internally displaced. Teas of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have been fled Myanmar, many crossing by land into Bangladesh, while others take to the sea to reach Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The military crackdown on Rohingya people drew criticism from various quarters. Human rights group Amnesty International and organizations such as the United Nations have labeled the military crackdown on the Rohingya minority as crimes against humanity and have said that the military had made the civilians a target of "a systematic campaign of voilence". As the book addresses this crucial issue quite deflty, it is hoped that it would prove to be a source of great information for the reader.
D.N. Roy (Author)
Dr.D.N.Roy, M.A., Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Possesses throughout brilliant academic career, joined the college in 1994 as Lecturer and promoted to Associate Professor is at present HoD (Political Science). He has attended serveral seminars and conferences and published six articles.