Who are to raise voice for the human rights of the Rohingyas?

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Humans are the worthiest and most dignified being of the world. They are the only beings who can differentiate between the good and bad and between the wrong and correct with their intellect. Humanity is a universal concept to unite human efforts to ensure peace for all human beings. A human being steps down to the animality when he loses the sense of humanity. History counts ages while humans existed with the disappearance of the humanity. Unlike those dark ages, this is the modern age now with significant campaigns in favor of the humans and humanity. The whole world has a committed concern to work for the humanity, to make the rights of the human (human rights) enjoyed by every human. Under the UN, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) came as a milestone document in the history of human rights proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 ( General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected

whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women.

To make the effect of human rights Charter, December 10 is glaringly celebrated every year as International Human Rights Day across the world even the Burmese government the enemy of humanity also celebrates this day for the purpose of showing off in the light of the so-called customs. But to them humanity refers to exterminate Rohingyas from the country by the slow burning genocide.

Who are Rohingyas? How are the Rohingyas in Arakan Burma deprived of human rights?

Rohingyas are an indigenous Muslim population of Arakan having distinct religion and culture in the West of Burma. They have their own history and heritage as they ruled Arakan over centuries from 1430 to 1784 AD until the Burmese king occupied Arakan in 1784 and attached it to Burma. Since then Rohingyas have been victims to discrimination and abuses till the British reign started in Arakan in 1826 while Rohingyas enjoyed free breaths of their life till the Second World War. The British government granted the independence of Burma in 1948 while the Rohingyas were not included as an ethnic minority of Burma. Since then the Burma government has been conducting slow burning genocide on the Rohingya Muslims through mass killings and driving them out of their homeland Arakan. The government has carried out about two dozens of sweeping and cleansing operations against the Rohingyas resulting in the casualties of a sizable Rohingya population as well as forced migration to the neighboring countries. The operations of 1942 (Pre-independence era), 1978, 1992, 2012, 2016 and the recent August of 2017 bear witnesses and evidences of the slow burning Genocide of the Rohingya. Rohingyas are a state-lossed community with no ethnic identity. In 1982, the Burma government has motivatedly cancelled their citizenship depriving them of even human rights.

It is a matter of discussion that how much the World Human Rights day proved effective to change the human rights violation in different parts of the world. In particular, the Burmese army, locking the the face of human rights, has been conducting barbarism over the Rohingya community in Arakan for decades that the whole world should be shocked!

Burmese and its military have been abusively violating human rights of the Rohingya community without any consideration of the issues mentioned in the UN Human Rights Declaration.The Rohingya are even deprived of the issues mentioned in the first three articles of the Human Rights Declaration.

So, regardless of races and religions, the whole world’s humanistic powers being united, let’s take an oath –

“Let the Burmese government’s autocratic discrimination ruin forever, let the world’s humanity be liberated, let the State sponsored Burmese genocide get due punishment, let the Rohingyas return to their dignity”.

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