The Rohingya Muslim Issue gains mileage at the UNGA

By Soniya Agarwal

 

With the United Nations General Assembly in full swing the issue of the human rights violation against the Rohingya Muslim is gathering attention. World leaders from around the globe are criticizing the apathy of the Myanmar government.

French President Emmanuel Macroon described this campaign as genocide. While in a latest statement US President Donald Trump called the UN for a “strong” and “swift” action to end the crisis.

Amnesty International joined in, saying Suu Kyi was “burying her head in the sand” over documented army abuses against the civilians.

Aung Sang Suu Kyi in her address with regards to National Reconciliation for peace efforts defended by arguing that 18 months was not enough time to solve the issue and the erstwhile government is working on bringing a sustainable solution for peace stability and cooperation in the country. Her statement failed to quell the rising anger brimming at the UNGA.

Following the crisis, UN estimates reflect, 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have left the country and entered into the borders of neighboring countries of India and Bangladesh. Both the countries are pressurizing the Myanmar government into taking these refugees back. The Indian government is worried that this influx of refugees might lead to ethnic region flare-ups in the country.

At the same time Dhaka has addressed concerns over the terror risk that these refugees hold.

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