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20 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 20 June, 2019 12:56:00 AM
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Myanmar should give citizenship back to Rohingyas

Myanmar should give citizenship back to Rohingyas

For the safe return and rehabilitation of Rohingyas, the first and foremost need is to force Myanmar to give back citizenship to the tortured and displaced people. Any arrangement of return without this would never give the sense of security to the traumatised people.  By denying Rohingya citizenship, the government of Myanmar is officially saying that they are foreign to Myanmar, and do not belong in the country. In the mind of many in Myanmar this, in turn, justifies prejudice against them, and for some, even justifies the most horrific human rights violations.

Myanmar authorities would not have become successful in forcing Rohingyas to leave Rakhine, had the regional powers strongly asked to stop their activities. Bangladesh could have taken a stronger stand against the atrocities of Myanmar if regional powers denounced the violence which was defined, by UN, as a copybook example of ethnic cleansing.

International pressure from the UN and OIC and powerful individual countries of the world including US has so far failed to take any punitive measure against Myanmar because of China’s active support for Myanmar at the global stage. Since it is not possible for Bangladesh to solve the matter at the bilateral level with Myanmar, it must urge other countries to put pressure on Myanmar to solve the problem.

Next month, Bangladesh Prime Minister is going to visit China, and it is expected that the premier would be able to convince China that it would be more beneficial for China to stand with Bangladesh than with Myanmar on the Rohingya issue.

On Rohingyas’ citizenship issue, the US government indeed took a stand when the persecuted people were denied their right to be called by the name ‘Rohingya’ by Myanmar. The international community and world leaders have to realise that it is the lack of any effective international action that has allowed Myanmar to enjoy impunity for so long. The world must not sit idle and allow Myanmar to use one pretext after another to prolong the repatriation process and bury the issue of Rohingya citizenship under manufactured issues. Bangladesh, despite being resource-constrained, has been doing its part to provide shelter, food and aid to Rohingya refugees. It is time the rest of the world start doing their bit.   

 

 

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