The Rohingya Crsis in Bangladesh and the current Status
The Rohingya Crsis in Bangladesh and the current Status
Our Nearest Neighbor Country Is Called “Myanmar”. The Country Was Formerly Known As “Burma”. In 1989, The Then Military Government Renamed It “Myanmar”. More Or Less 100 Language Speaking People Live In Here. However, Most Of Them Are Bamar. Basically 80% Of The People Speak Burmese. Burmese Is The Official Language Of Myanmar. Burma Gained Independence On January 4, 1948.
At Present Bangladesh Is Under The Most Pressure From The Neighboring Country And At The Same Time The Country That Will Create More And More Problems For Bangladesh In The Near Future Is Myanmar. Today Myanmar’s Government And Military Have Falsely Accused A Rights-Loving Nation Of Denying Its Ethnicity, Stripped It Of Its Citizenship And Civil Rights And Publicly Accused It Of Being A Militant, Drug Trafficker, Forcing Millions Of Rohingya To Flee Their Country And Seek Refuge In Bangladesh. He Is From The Country. This Problem Is Not New Today. The Rohingyas Have Been Persecuted Since Theseventies, Their Infiltration As Refugees On The Border Of Bangladesh. And At The Urging Of Big Countries Including Malaysia, Indonesia And Turkey, The Sole Responsibility For The Ecology Of This Refugee Nation Has Fallen On Our Country Bangladesh Today. Aung San Suu Kyi’s So-Called Democratic Government – The Military, Paramilitary, Nasaka And Armed Buddhist Militants In The Face Of Planned Attacks Helpless To Save Lives, Values, Honor, Dignity, Rohingyas Have Been Forced To Come To Bangladesh Leaving Everything Immovable. In The Rohingya Extermination Plan Or Ethnic Cleansing, The Burmese Have Resorted To All Kinds Of Barbarism, Including Genocide, Brutal Torture, Arson. This Is A New Addition To The History Of Barbarism.
In The Face Of The First Military Attack In 1978, The Rohingyas Were Evicted From Own Homeland And Took Refuge In Bangladesh. Although The Issue Was Considered Temporary At The Time, It Remained A Permanent Problem. In The Meantime, Due To Various Diplomatic Initiatives, Some Refugees Have Returned To Burma, But In Various Cases, They Have Returned To Bangladesh, Creating A Serious Humanitarian Crisis. According To The Information, More Than 13 Lakh Rohingyas Who Came At Different Times Are Currently Staying In Bangladesh. It Is Not Possible For A Populous Country Like Bangladesh To Carry The Burden Of Millions Of Refugees Year After Year. Even After That, Considering The Humanitarian Situation, The Bangladesh Government Has Allowed Rohingya Refugees To Stay For Decades. The Rate At Which Rohingyas Have Come And Continue To Come Is Alarming.
Let Us Know The History Of The Biggest Sculptural Disaster In Myanmar. At One Time The Name Of The Independent And Prosperous Town Was Arakan. Arakan-Yoma Mountain Range Surrounded By The South-Western Estuary Of The Bay Of Bengal And Naf River Separated Arakan. The Ancient Name Of Arakan Is Bramma Janapada, Which Is Now Rakhine. History Shows That From 1430 To 184, Arakan Was An Independent State With An Area Of 22,000 Square Miles. The Myanmar Government Later Divided The Region Into Two Parts. After The East India Company Occupied Burma In 1824, Arakan Became Part Of The British Dominion In 1826, And When Burma Gained Independence In 1948, Arakan Became Part Of The Country Permanently. In 19981 The Myanmar Military Renamed The State Of Arakan Rakhine. It Is Known From Geographical & Historical Information That The Rakhine Province Came From Eastern India Around 1500 BC The Kurukh Ethnic Group, A Branch Of The Trick Nation, First Settled. Later, Bengali Hindus, Later Converted Muslims, Pasarians, Turks, Mughals, Pathans, And Arabs Settled On The Shores Of The Bay Of Bengal In The 8th Century. In The Ninth-Tenth Centuries, The Kingdom Of Arakan Was Known As ‘Rohan’ Or ‘Rohang’. The Word ‘Rohingya’ Originated As The Inhabitants Of That Region. In Fact, The Rohingyas Are The Only Indigenous People Of Arkan Or Rakhine. Arakan Was Once An Independent State. In Time, It Came Under The Rule Of Burma.
We Can Know Who They Are By Reading Rohingya History. What Is Their Relationship With Us? In Arakan They Have Done Everything From State Rule During Their Stay In Arakan For Over 5/6 Hundred Years. Need To Know Where They Were Before That? There Is A Similarity Between The Rohingyas And The People Of Bangladesh In Language, Religion And Appearance. We Will Never Be Able To Deny That. The Burmese Rulers Have Long Planned To Deprive The Rohingya Of Education, Isolate Them From The Inner And Outer World, Block The Path Of Entrepreneurial Economy, Ill Health, Illiteracy, And Bad Education.
However, These Rohingyas Once Filled The Treasury By Cultivating Golden Paddy In The Barren Lands Of Arakan For Hundreds Of Years And On The One Hand Filled The Treasury With Double The Rent From The Fishermen Of That Time. Because Of This Productive Activity, They Were Highly Praised By The King, The Subjects And Everyone. At That Time, The Honor And Dignity Of The Rohingyas As Good Citizens Was Established In Independent Arakan. Despite All This, The Myanmar Government Has Not Recognized The Rohingyas As Myanmar Citizens And According To The Arakan Government, The Rohingyas Are Bangladeshis. But It Is Historically True That The Rohingya Are Permanent Residents Of Northern Arakan, Myanmar. But Even Then, For Half A Century, The Myanmar Government Has ‘Pushed In’ The Rohingya To Bangladesh.
Although The Myanmar Government Has Repatriated Some Rohingyas Under Pressure From The United Nations And The International Community, The Numbers Are Negligible. Besides, The Myanmar Government Is Persecuting The Returned Rohingyas As Before. As A Result, The Situation Remains The Same. Many Rohingyas Are Still Entering Bangladesh After Being Persecuted By The Myanmar Government. A Few Days Ago, They Risked Their Lives By Going To Malaysia In A Trawler. But When The Malaysian Government Sent Them Back, They Floated In The Sea And Returned To Our Country. Our Country Has To Give Them Shelter. Another 500 Rohingya Refugees Have Been Floating In The Sea For A Long Time With The Risk Of Death. No Country Is Giving Them Shelter. Various Countries And Human Rights Organizations Are Requesting Bangladesh To Grant Asylum. But None Of Them Can Give Them Shelter. Despite Our Goodwill, The Situation Has Gone Beyond Our Means.
Although Arakan Is Not A Bengali-Speaking Country, The Practice Of Bengali Language And Literature In The Royal Court Became A Custom Because The Majority Rohingya Language Was Bengali. The Productive, Good-Natured Rohingyas Were-, The Maghs Social, Agricultural, Political, And Aggressively – Resisting The Onslaught. The Rohingyas Were Mainly Muslims And Came To The Notice Of The Sultan Of Bengal And Mughal India. It Helped To Keep The Counter Balance Against The Maghs. Second, The Rohingyas Played A Major Role In Keeping The Administration And The Army Afloat With Regular Rents. The Seeds Of Rohingya History Are Hidden Between The History Of Arakan And Burma, The History Of The Sultan Of Bengal And Mughal India. Probably Due To The Difficulty Of Pronouncing The Name Sino, Mongoloid, And Being Somewhat Difficult, Somewhat Unfamiliar, And Unconventional, The History Of The Rohingya Has Not Been Studied Much. For The Same Reason, Burma-Arakanese History May Not Be A Very Familiar And Discussed Subject To Us.
Even If The Rohingyas Are Bangladeshis, According To The Myanmar Government, Despite The Fact That The Permanent People Of Arakan Are A Permanent Nation Of Arakan, According To The Myanmar Government, I Would Say, “Malay Descent In Singapore, Chinese Descent In Malaysia, Indian Descent In South Africa, If You Can Live With Respect – But In The Same Way Bangladeshi The Rohingya, Who Are Of Ethnic Origin, Are Also Entitled To All Rights And Dignity In Burma Under International Law.
So, Today In This Critical Moment, Let All The Peaceful Ethnic Groups Of The World Come Together And Call For A Peaceful Solution With The Myanmar Government To Send The Displaced Rohingyas Of Myanmar To Their Country. At The Same Time, I Urge You To Continue Providing Food And Medical Care To The Rohingyas Currently In Bangladesh Until There Is A Real Solution To Their Deportation.
Md. Saidar Rahman