In the 1970s, the Myanmar military began a campaign of brutal crackdowns in the Rohingya inhabited villages, forcing the Rohingya population to flee Myanmar then called Burma. Many Rohingya migrated illegally to predominantly Buddhist Bengali villages, thereafter to save themselves.
Rohingyas fled Myanmar in large numbers following persecution by the official agencies in the year 2012. This began after some Rohingyas were accused of gang rape and murder of a Buddhist woman in the Rakhine province of Myanmar. As Narendra Modi wound up his Myanmar visit, in September 2017, State Counsellor and Leader of the National League for Democracy of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi termed the Rohingya crisis as “the biggest challenge we (Myanmar) have had to face (in recent times).”
But Suu Kyi defended her government saying, “It is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months… as the situation in Rakhine has been such since many decades and goes back to pre-colonial times.” Suu Kyi linked Rohingya’s issue with the security question saying, “We have to decide how to differentiate terrorists from innocents. You in India would be well versed with this.” Her statements make it sure that Myanmar may not be so easily cooperating with India in deporting about 40,000 or more Rohingyas living “illegally” in the country.
Since the year 2017, the European Union (EU) has provided over €226 Million in humanitarian and development support to respond to the Rohingya crisis both in Myanmar and in Bangladesh. This includes basic humanitarian assistance for Rohingya population, and host communities living close to the refugee settlements.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had stated on the floor of the House that the Government’s position in no uncertain terms both in Parliament and outside, way back in the 2017. During that left liberal Supreme Court (SC) was against deportation but later agreed, to which Rohingya activists shouted, ‘death warrant to humanity’. Just plain laughable.
Thanks to the warm welcome accorded by the current urban Naxal Delhi chief minister, the settlement of Rohingya refugees has increased and great premium is attached to these illegal entries as his future vote bank and supporters. Delhi governments District Magistrate (DM), has himself mentioned as below that the tents in which they were living were of very good quality, which means an organised criminal and anti-national gang, with international foreign funding is operating under the state patronage for giving them all amenities like shelter, housing, free water tankers, free toilets which are mobile in nature, free electricity and free financial aid if a masjid is to be made in the area with around 60 families only, which means the administration is looking the other side, but like Bengali Didi, these voters will have to increase their population and vote for the great revolutionary ‘saddji’.
Officials of UP’s Irrigation Department Thursday cleared a portion of its land in Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar, including a few tents set up by Rohingya refugees, as part of an anti-encroachment drive and free the state land from any unauthorised occupation. Yogiji does not consider, Rohingya as its own vote bank and works in the interest of the state.
Refugees alleged a ‘makeshift mosque’, at their camp was also demolished. Officials said that illegal structures were razed as part of the drive. “There was no demolition of a mosque. From the visuals and clippings, the structure can only be classified as a ‘jhuggi’ since there was no resemblance to a mosque. Our job was to primarily relocate settlers from UP irrigation land to separate tents next to the Zakat Foundation land. They are very well housed since the tents are of very good quality,” said Vishwendra, District Magistrate, Southeast Delhi.
According to UP government officials, the anti-encroachment drive was carried out on all illegal structures on Madanpur Khadar land, and, hence, the Rohingya camps were removed. They said the refugees had earlier settled on Zakat Foundation land and illegally built permanent and semi-permanent structures on the Irrigation department’s land.
Mahendra Singh, Minister Jal Shakti, Uttar Pradesh, said: “We have successfully carried out the anti-encroachment drive. The Rohingyas have been living without permission on the land and it was necessary to carry this out. They also built a makeshift mosque which could have led to a conflict later. In matter of national interest, the land was cleared. I had earlier written to the Delhi CM for action as well, but there was no cooperation. I thank the L-G for the help provided and in the coming days, more action will be taken.” The indication was very clear. Our sadd ji would have started giving monthly salary to the Imam of this ‘mosque in a jhuggi’ and would have filmed himself, with a punch tagline, WE have worlds’ 1st Jughi as mosque and would have squandered few crores. Amazing love for a special community.
Md Salim (33), the community leader at the camp, said a fire, few weeks ago had destroyed shelters of 16 families. “At 5 am on Thursday, the mosque, a water pump, and two washrooms were razed by authorities. The 16 families were shifted to temporary settlements on the road. Parts of the road have been carved out for the settlements,” he claimed. “This has created havoc for those in the neighbourhood as it is an inconvenience to all and will only lead to fights. Further, there is a risk of accident for these 16 families,” he added.
“The Rohingya are living a tough life in India where they also face hate and violence from Hindu right-wing groups,” said Mujtaba, the activist. But why did you come. You are the vote bank of current government. “First they lost their huts to fire and now their mosque and washrooms have been destroyed. This is blatant violation of human religious rights of the refugees.” Ali Johar, a Rohingya community activist in New Delhi, told Al Jazeera the “refugees are also humans and the right to religion is a fundamental right in India”.
“Demolishing their mosque in this manner is hurtful, to say the least,” he said. “The government should follow a compassionate approach towards Rohingya so that we may not have to rebuild our lives again and again.” A small incident but Muslim media will make it as if hundreds have been killed by the Hindu backed government. Their narrative is clear, create a spin against the government.
The Jammu region in Jammu and Kashmir is home to nearly 6,000 Rohingya and growing. A meeting had been held between UP and Delhi government officials on Tuesday, following which instructions were issued for land vacation. In total, 53 families live in the settlement.
KSA – Saudi Arabia has long projected an image of itself as a defender of Muslims, that claim is increasingly being challenged as it now sends Rohingya refugees back to Bangladesh, a country they had fled. Saudi Arabia has long proclaimed itself to be the “guardian” of Islam’s holiest sites, and by extension Islam itself, thus promoting the Kingdom as defenders of the Muslim “ummah,” or community, a spurious claim given its questionable mistreatment and indifference towards Muslim minority refugees fleeing genocide and persecution.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to forcibly remove as many as 1,000 Rohingya refugees, including hundreds of children, “against their will” to Bangladesh after holding them for indefinite periods in detention centres throughout the Kingdom. To that end, Saudi Arabia again finds itself under increasing scrutiny but this time for its mistreatment of Rohingya Muslim refugees, all of whom have fled an ongoing genocide in the country of their birth – Myanmar.
The settlements of these Muslims in the region of ‘Chicken Neck’ region is a cause of great worry and security issue for India. Just before the 2019 national elections, few hundred Rohingya families in the Noida region fled and settled in West Bengal and TMC’s agents were working to send them back, where the Bengal administration gave them voting rights, ration cards and shelter but to extract votes and their identity to swallow funds from the government. Election of 5 AIMIM MLAS have added to the nation’s misery and area is turning to become safe sleeper cell in case of Jihad from this region.
The basic profile of many villages in the Buxar district is changing and small shopkeepers are moving to safe Hindu villages to have safety before wealth. They used to run small village shops selling groceries. Properties are being sold at dirt cheap prices and this consolidation of minorities in not in the interest of the society.
Australia has taken a strong stance against the rising tenets of Islam and warning has been issued for Palestians, Lebanese and Egyptians and the government has not given any land to the muslims to build a mosque anywhere in Australia unlike its dear neighbour new Zealand, which has welcomed the Muslims in large numbers.
Similar traits like ‘sadd’ ji happens to be in the genes of the Kerala CM, where population of Muslims has crossed the threshold level are creating havoc in the nation due to its anti-national activities.