Myanmar's Ethnic Cleansing
by Shouggie on November 15, 2013 - 3:37pm
According to the article '' Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar'' written by Moshahida Sultana Ritu on July 12th in 2012 in the New York Times, a civil war between the people of Myanmar exploded in the streets. Near the border of Bangladesh, in many villages belonging to the Arakan State, the Muslim population has been chased and murdered since the begining of June.
The Muslim population, also called Rohingyas, have recently been the subjects of violent torture and repression. However, they have been neglected in the country since its independence in 1948. The conflict is between the majority of the population, which is Buddhist, and the minority of people, which is Muslim.
The country's media accused all Muslims living in Myanmar to be traitors and terrorists. The government has not only controlled the media in order to keep it quiet but also has declared to its citizens that in order to end the civil war, Rohingyas are to be expelled. This proposal arrived to the United Nations and, of course, was rejected immediately.
This conflict is, according to the information gathered by journalists who found a group of Rohingyas escaping the villages, an ethnic cleansing approved and supported by its government.