Sunday, September 3, 2017

Rohingya Muslims killing Under the Very Nose of a Nobel laureate

The world cared for a fragile looking women, Aung San Suu Kyi, who fought for two decades for her people being brutalized by the years of army rule in Myanmar or commonly known as Burma. And the world gave her a Nobel Prize for her efforts for peace in 1991. But when she walked into the corridors of power, she forgot her promises and also more than a million Muslim minority, called the  Rohingya, and left them at the mercy of the powerful military which still control Myanmar's defence, home and border affairs.

Although not the president of Myanmar, Suu Kyi is considered to be the de facto president of the country and she is consulted by world leaders on all international forums as Myanmar's representative.

Rohingya Muslims, who are living in the country for centuries have not been given the status of citizens of the country and are labeled by the powerful army as illegal immigrants. This 'entitles' the army to play foul with these innocent people, kill them at will and rape their women for their pleasure and then kill them too.

Over the past many years, thousands have perished and succumbed to the brutalities of the military - but the media is reluctant to air their voice and show the Myanmar military's brutalities and the ethnic cleansing being carried out - unfortunately right under the very nose of the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whom the world awarded for her peace efforts.

Not only Aung San Suu Kyi has tighten her lips to say a few words or sympathize with the poor  Rohingya Muslims, she has also very recently not allowed an Amnesty International team under ex UN chief Kofi Annan to visit the troubled area of  Rohingya Muslims and see for themselves the atrocities being committed to them.

In the meantime, Bangladesh has also stopped  Rohingya Muslims trying to enter their country after fleeing from a certain death at the hands of the military back home, if it really is home for them.Already some 50,000  Rohingya Muslims have entered Bangladesh last year.

But the strange part is the complete silence of the world community. So far only Turkey and Saudi Arabia have openly condemned the killing of  Rohingya Muslims - while UN and all champions of world peace are mum over the plight of  Rohingya Muslims at the hands of the Myanmar army.

Does this mean world has lost its conscious and left the  Rohingya Muslims to keep dying and one day wipe out from the country? Who would side them against a brutal army of present times? Why cannot the UN sanctions a peace keeping force to be stationed in the troubled area of  Rohingya Muslims and shield them against the brute force of the Myanmar army? 

Shouldn't Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Prize for she has miserably failed to ensure peace in her country for which she was awarded with this prestigious prize. 

When the Taliban destroyed an age old Buddhist monument in Afghanistan, the entire world community and the Buddhists condemned the destruction - but now when Muslims are being killed, raped and massacred, no one speaks - is the world conscious sleeping? Or it is it oblivious to atrocities committed against Muslims?

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