Not another genocide – in Myanmar: TGTE urges UN Secretary General to act urgently on behalf of Rohingyas.
The situation in Myanmar is such that, again “state terrorism” is allowed to be used by the military in carrying out attacks against the Rohingya people, following retaliation from Muslim Rohingya militants who say they are responding to the ongoing persecution against them by the military and government.
The treatment of the Rohingya, a largely stateless Muslim minority who have long lived under apartheidlike restrictions in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine.
It’s about time for UN to act fast and decisively to prevent another civil war that may lead to a genocide taking place. UN’s “Responsibility (R2P) to Protect” failed in Cambodia, Rwanda and again in Sri Lanka in 2009, where thousands of civilians were brutally killed, and thousands fled and became refugees. It is now known that purpose build torture camps were set up, war crimes and crimes against humanity took place, and many people are still missing or unaccounted for.
With globalization and new technology, all nations are dependent on each other, and non-interference policies of neighboring countries is considered to be archaic, as it would lead to destabilization of its region. News reports are saying that a war is intensifying and the military resorting in deadlier attacks and many on both sides have been killed. It is also been reported that the army have entered villages and are burning homes and properties and shooting people dead.
It looks like Myanmar, is following Sri Lanka’s “modus operandi” to kill and push out the minorities from their homeland, and doesn’t care for the rule of law, human rights or to conform to international norms and standards, but to challenge the weaknesses of the United Nations and its neighbors.
TGTE urges the UNSG to act strongly and decisively, and not to repeat its mistakes that UN failed to protect the Tamils in Sri Lanka, and prevent the escalating war, invoking its obligation and responsibility on the Responsibility to Protect of civilians, from rogue states.