By Ibrahim Shah
Generally, it is more important globally to focus on “ how did Rohingya reach at statelessness from indigenous state of since before 8th century ,how double standard rules have been perpetuated ,who carried out perpetually the antagonism against Rohingya where both Rohingya and Rakhine Buddhists are passing their lives with peaceful co-existence and how they are impoverished though there are several resources in western Myanmar, Arakan while the rest communes of respective races around the world are enjoying comfortably in this 21st century of technology era.
During the dictatorship of General Ne Win, he passed strategic master planning with his chauvinist Burma armies how to permanently capture the state power and soon he focused which ethnic group could dominate earlier then finally he found that the utter terrible disaster to tackle against the martial law is the only one race , Rohingya who are the oldest indigenous race of western Myanamr near bay of Bengal because Rohingya intellectuals of respective fields played great roles both gentleman and ladies .Here are some names of Rohingya great persons of political field: Among the Rohingya commune initially , U Sultan Mahmood ,one of the Rohingya elected members appointed as a cabinet minister of Prime Minister U Nu’s government, and in charge for the ministry of Education and Health. U Abdul Ghaffar and U Abul Bashar, elected members of Buthidaung were the Parliamentary Secretaries. Thereafter suddenly he imposed violently discriminatory operations.
Among the operations, the most notorious and probably the best-documented operation, King Dragon operation affected mainly Rohingya which had driven out about 300000 Rohingyas in 1977-1978.But most of our people both literate and illiterate ones ignore to focus about the perpetual atrocities of Buddhist extremist gangs.
Due to the miscarriage of his previous strategies to deport the Rohingya commune entirely then he imposed 1982 citizenship law which is a discriminatory law, only prescribed intentionally to erase Rohingya particularly from the national census and immediately cancelled both ethnicity and nationality. According to the double standard rules of late dictator General Ne Win, predecessor of the world worst dictator Senior general Than Shwe, he ruled the Myanmar by double standard ruling systems in some of ethnic minority areas but particularly perpetrated inhumanely several crimes against Rohingya for perpetuation until genocide accomplishment. Shortly After 1988 uprising ,the military rulers set up several camps of strategic planning for military intelligence ( MI).General Khin Yunt was appointed as MI chief and initiated gradually killings, torturing, raping, arbitrary arrest, confiscation lands, imposed restrictions for movement, religious functions, higher education, marriage, earning money . During his period of MI chief, most of the high profile religious scholars, experienced distinguished teachers, illustrious politicians, well-known doctors, etc are directly arrested and missed but it is terribly tragedy no body among the arrestees are returned home until today .He also stimulated racism setting mindset into every Buddhist persons so that anti-Islam propaganda could reach every houses of Buddhists for easily eradication to Rohingya Community.
The deliberately happened conflict was created politically while the democratic reform process gradually going forward is only for reiteration of perpetration against Rohingya in june 2012. Imposing fresh several hidden strategies increasingly is only to accomplish the rest procedures for genocide against Rohingya which was postponed unfortunately due to the 2010 poll by the predecessor of president thein sein, the former dictator currently retired. It is regrettable in reality that both the Myanmarese brutal President Thein Sein and the democracy icon of Myanmar, the Noble Peace Prize Laureate DASSK dramatically asserted that the conflict was a communal violence where even the armed forces so called security forces shot directly targeting Rohingya collaborating with Rakhine extremists.
Apparently, since several decades Rohingya commune is coming across deprived of birth rights and oppressed repressively from all sides even including religion by depraved minded ignorant Buddhist monks whose mentor is Wirathu backed by political institutions . It is horrific that the sisterhood community Rakhine Buddhist by the convincing of vet. Dr Aye Maung ,one of the masterminds of Rohingya genocide, who recently proposed in the parliament to segregate Rohingya as slaves of Rakhine .They are currently extremists who threaten violently penetrating Rohingya populous areas to flee uncertain destinations closing both eyes .It is deplorable that the security forces including all kinds of armed forces and government officials are looting Rohingya belonged properties, committing rape perpetually to immature girls and elder women dragging out from houses to concerned official houses particularly Nasaka( Boder Immigration ) camps, arbitrary arrest without any alleged and torture to death using many inhumane strategic finally release bribing a great deal of money to those who can afford otherwise detained till dead and buried in uncommon places, blocked access of food distribution, banned proper medical treatment to any Rohingya ,restricted to earn daily need goods, and sponsored from Nasaka to send abroad many rohingya youths and virgins collaborating with Rkhine extremists Party ALP who recently threw approximately more than one thousand Rohingya male n raped many women detaining pregnant women in the sea.
Another significant point for us to be noticed: once we apply as asylum seeker in foreign countries then we have been imprisoned of handcuffing and granted temporary shelter under guarantee mostly but in turn of the rest communes all over the world that system is totally difference. They are warmly welcome and granted as asylum seeker with higher security comfortably.
Dear valued Rohingya compatriots it is too delayed for us to gladly approach unconditionally toward field of justice to achieve our deprived rights to struggle against the perpetually going ahead brutal regime of Myanmar who are being perpetrating rapidly several crimes even eventually against our Religion . Currently our religious houses are locked up by officials and banned congregational prayer which is mandatory on us five times a day. We challenge strongly that we never insult nor force to any Buddhist to accept Islam. This kind of violation against religion is exceedingly perpetration so there is no more time to await and watch criminally.
Let’s concentrate watchfully how do Rohingya new generation would be guide: “education is the backbone of a nation. Nobody will give you right, justice or equality. If you are a man, take it; expressed by Malcolm X. truth prevails.”I would like to stress that every Rohingya children of both male and female must educate and it is our mandatory responsibility to struggle how we regain our deprived rights both individually and corporately.
In conclusion, it is to be realized that it is our own mistake that when we flee abroad due to threats and oppression then soon we forgot the native place, Arakan, and majority of us stay carefree mostly ignoring to return there again. Since 1962 we expected and begged globally to help us and the voice also about our chronic Rohingya plight crisis is heard as far as it concerned around the world but it is miserable currently the atrocities are being happened more than before and, we are completely forgotten by the world also. Thus I would like to emphasize to my valued Rohingya compatriots to bear in the mind patriotism to protect our motherland as this patriotic saying: ‘’ love of motherland (patriotism) is part of faith.’’ By the will of God, I’m hopeful that if we stand and struggle with integrity corporately we would certainly regain our rights because of which we are currently statelessness globally. Let’s wake up and make concentrated efforts which would yield our freedom only.
‘’My plea to worldwide institutions of all classes to globally focus to the chronic plight crisis of Rohingya,who are almost to be extinct from the land,Arakan western Myanmar. Reported by BBC JOURNALIST MRS ANNA JONES’’
Article writer: Ibrahim Shah is a Rohingya youth activist and a fellow research in Sufism based on Maizbhandar philosophy.