POST TIME: 18 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Rohingyas still at genocide risk

Rohingyas still at 
genocide risk

It is worrying to note that Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”. UN investigators said this on Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible”. The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year branded the army operations in 2017 as “genocide” and called for the prosecution of top generals, including army chief Min Aung Hlaing. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled burning villages, bringing accounts of murder, rape and torture over the border to sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh, where survivors of previous waves of persecution already languished.
The refugees in Bangladesh fear they will be subjected to the same, or even worse treatment if they return to the processing camps built by Myanmar. Bangladesh is currently hosting about 1.1 million Rohingyas most of whom were displaced due to the persecution of Myanmar army back in 2017. Bangladesh has long been trying to convince the Myanmar government that it should allow the international community to enter the affected areas in Rakhine state. It has also stated that such visits will show that Myanmar is really improving the situation in those areas and convince the Rohingyas to return to their homeland.
The displaced Rohingyas cannot return to the ruins of devastation caused by the military government of Myanmar and its cohorts. Thousands of dwelling houses and other structures of Rohingyas have been raged to the ground forcing them to their homeland. Rebuilding of those homes and other structures is needed on an emergency basis for the Rohingyas to start life afresh in their homeland.    
Becoming victims of brutal persecution in Myanmar, thousands of Rohingyas came to Bangladesh. They have been passing their days and nights as stateless citizens here. The visit of many world dignitaries to Rohingya camps failed to ensure an early return of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar. Being an overpopulated country Bangladesh cannot take the responsibility of the Rohingyas for a long time as it has many of its own problems to address. It is an obligation for the Myanmar government to accept the Rohingyas as its citizens and ensure their rights in their native soil.