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Myanmar pushes for Rohingya citizenship

Myanmar pushes for Rohingya citizenship

town of Sittwe in Rakhine State, near the Myanmar boarder with Bangladesh. The state has a minority population of Muslim Rohingya people whose freedom of movement is severely restricted and the vast majority of them have been denied Myanmar citizenship since they are not genuine tribe of Burma. Rohingya boys carrying water in one of the muslim neighbourhoods of Sitwee.

town of Sittwe in Rakhine State, near the Myanmar boarder with Bangladesh. The state has a minority population of Muslim Rohingya people whose freedom of movement is severely restricted and the vast majority of them have been denied Myanmar citizenship since they are not genuine tribe of Burma. Rohingya boys carrying water in one of the muslim neighbourhoods of Sitwee.

"Many #Rohingya say that until the situation for the Rohingya living in North Rakhine state in Burma changes, and even if they are granted citizenship and other basic rights, a steady flow of Rohingya will continue to leave Burma for Bangladesh and third countries in the region. Yet, in Bangladesh, life continues to grow more difficult. A group of Rohingya men haven't worked in over a week because they fear being arrested if they leave their homes." Photo: Greg Constantine, Bangladesh…

"Many #Rohingya say that until the situation for the Rohingya living in North Rakhine state in Burma changes, and even if they are granted citizenship and other basic rights, a steady flow of Rohingya will continue to leave Burma for Bangladesh and third countries in the region. Yet, in Bangladesh, life continues to grow more difficult. A group of Rohingya men haven't worked in over a week because they fear being arrested if they leave their homes." Photo: Greg Constantine, Bangladesh…

Why the world needs to act: Beginning last summer a series of riots broke out in Rakhine State, in western Burma. While these clashes were reported as “sectarian violence” by most news outlets, the truth of the matter was that the Rohingya, whom were stripped of their citizenship in 1982, were systematically killed, brutalized, displaced, and in many cases forced out of the country to complete uncertainty. Similar events occurred the following October, with identical results. Now literally…

Why the world needs to act: Beginning last summer a series of riots broke out in Rakhine State, in western Burma. While these clashes were reported as “sectarian violence” by most news outlets, the truth of the matter was that the Rohingya, whom were stripped of their citizenship in 1982, were systematically killed, brutalized, displaced, and in many cases forced out of the country to complete uncertainty. Similar events occurred the following October, with identical results. Now literally…

Aung San Suu Kyi  Chair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma  Age: 67  Residence: Yangon, Burma  Country of Citizenship: Burma  Marital Status: Widowed  Children: 2

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi Chair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma Age: 67 Residence: Yangon, Burma Country of Citizenship: Burma Marital Status: Widowed Children: 2

Malala Says Burma’s Rohingya Muslims ‘Deserve Citizenship’

Malala Yousafzai Says Burma's Rohingya Muslims 'Deserve Citizenship'

Malala Says Burma’s Rohingya Muslims ‘Deserve Citizenship’

Rohingya cannot be educated, politically organize, or have citizenship within Burma.

Rohingya cannot be educated, politically organize, or have citizenship within Burma.

They scavenge for grass and plants to eat and live in makeshift camps and town slums surrounded by barbed-wire checkpoints, refugee prisoners in their own country.    The camp occupants are Rohingyas, members of a Muslim minority who are denied Burmese citizenship even though their families have lived in the country for centuries. The UN says they are among the world's most persecuted people.  Read More: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/conflict/cp-burma/3505-burmas-eternal-outsiders.html

They scavenge for grass and plants to eat and live in makeshift camps and town slums surrounded by barbed-wire checkpoints, refugee prisoners in their own country. The camp occupants are Rohingyas, members of a Muslim minority who are denied Burmese citizenship even though their families have lived in the country for centuries. The UN says they are among the world's most persecuted people. Read More: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/conflict/cp-burma/3505-burmas-eternal-outsiders.html

﷽ The UN calls the Rohingya one of the world's most persecuted minorities. For decades, the Rohingya suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination in Buddhist-majority Burma. Denied citizenship by national law, they are effectively stateless.  In the past three years, attacks on Rohingya have lef...

﷽ The UN calls the Rohingya one of the world's most persecuted minorities. For decades, the Rohingya suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination in Buddhist-majority Burma. Denied citizenship by national law, they are effectively stateless. In the past three years, attacks on Rohingya have lef...

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