Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the Rohingya issue; Govt will verify refugees

The Rohingya community who fled from Myanmar in the end of Aug has become a matter of concern for everyone. While on one hand, Myanmar is not ready to accept the Rohingya community as the citizens of the country. India is also not showing very hospitable nature towards the Rohingyas.

State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy in Myanmar is being widely criticised for failing to condemn the prolonged violence against Rohingyas. While addressing the nation in a live television broadcast on 19 September morning Leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, assured that the Myanmar government is taking all the possible efforts to restore peace and stability in the nation.

Announcing a relief bring news for the migrants, Aung San said that the government is ready to start a refugee verification process for all those Rohingyas who want to return back to Myanmar.

Responding to the criticism that Myanmar has been receiving for behaving brutally with the Rohingyas, Aung said that there have been false allegations and counter allegations on the nation the government has heard it all and strict action will be taken against the culprits irrespective of race and religion. “We don’t want Myanmar to be a nation divided by religious beliefs or ethnicity. We would like you (the world) to think of our country as a whole, not just as little afflicted areas,” she added.

Bangladesh the nearest neighbouring country has already hosted 4,00,000 Rohingyas before the latest uproar occurred in Myanmar and are still providing refugee camps and makeshift settlements. But due to heavy rainfalls and the shortage of supply of the basic necessities, it is getting difficult even for Bangladesh to accommodate the refugees any longer.

The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought help from the international organisation to intervene and ask Myanmar to address the issue of the Rohingya refugees.

According to the UN reports around 40,000 Rohingyas have trespassed into India after the unrest in Myanmar. However, the Indian government is not taking any clear stand on the issue. Some are saying that the Rohingya Muslims are a threat to the national security and should be deported immediately, some are of the view that the issue of the Rohingya community seeking safety and shelter should be dealt on a more humanitarian basis.

The Bangladeshi people have also reported that the tens of thousands of new arrivals in the country have made allegations of murder, rape, and widespread arson by Myanmar’s army. While the United Nation have also reported that most of the Rohingyas have been walking for days and many of them are sick and exhausted.