Rohingya crisis: Suicidal decisions should be avoided.  Myanmar's persecuted minorities

Rohingya crisis: Suicidal decisions should be avoided. Myanmar's persecuted minorities

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Even after that, the Rohingya people were repressed from time to time by the military junta. But in 1992, atrocities against Rohingyas increased once again. At that time, approximately 300,000 Rohingya left their homes and came to Bangladesh. After two years of efforts, it was possible to send back a part of the Rohingyas. The rest remained in Bangladesh.

But the largest influx of Rohingyas occurred in 2017. They are still living in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar. Seven years have passed since then. It is estimated that approximately 1.2 million to 1.4 million Rohingya are currently taking refuge there. The number of children has increased in these seven years. Kutupalong is currently considered to be the largest refugee camp in the world.

The way the Rohingyas were evicted in 2017 was one of the most brutal killings in the world, even recognized internationally as genocide. With the passage of Myanmar's Citizenship Act in 1982, the Rohingyas were recognized as outsiders. When martial law was declared in Myanmar in 1962, the Rohingyas were denied citizenship, but their voting rights were not officially taken away. However, they also lost that scope after the Citizenship Act was promulgated in 1983.

The Rohingyas were also not included in Myanmar's latest population census. As a result, it is not possible to determine the actual number of Rohingya in Rakhine State. Taking into account previous censuses, it is estimated that Rakhine State is home to approximately 1.5 million to 2 million Rohingyas. Most of them live north of the Kaladan River in northern Rakhine along the border with Bangladesh.

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