Earnest Call on Genocide in Arakan

Dear All,

Many Rohingya people in exile including myself have struggle for democratization and the release of Political Prisoners in Burma. All of us hope that a day there will be Peace and Freedom. That day has come likely and Hope has come back for all.

But soon, ethnic cleansing against defenceless unarmed Rohingya is recurred in Arakan and there is a huge misinformation and fabrication on the situation.. It is very horror and well organized from the beginning that;
1) Imposing Curfew and Order on only Rohingya while Rakhine people are freely allowed to carry out various attacks, looting goods and cash even harden woods and pillars and torching fires.
2) Allowing security forces to shot the Rohingyas,
3) Seizing lands of Rohingyas which were burnt down and disposing them into refugee camps.
4) Blocking foods and compelling them to die with starvation.
5) Denying their rights and handing over to relocate at a third country.
All of these are very clear parts of the government's involvement despite the government proving various excuses and highlighting a single case of individual case of murder.

Because of we are dark, or muslim or foreigner or just Rohingya. I don’t know exactly. Despite politics, nationalities are not as important as the emergency. Nowadays in many local journal and online news, Rakhine- politicians, monks, historians and teachers are openly declaring that they could not share their lands, waters, foods and any resource for Rohingya, not any more. Now, authority are replacing Rakhine people in Rohingya lands which were burnt down. High ranking authorities said that they don’t want to see any Kala in the town and Rohingya or Bengali or Kala could not be owner of anything in Burma.

Now, day by day Rohingyas are dying and disappearing by hundred from continuous arbitrary arrest, brutal abuses, starvation and lack of medication. Their cattle and goats, farming lands and crops were already taken away by Rakhines while all Rohingya in Arakan are confined within their houses. They can’t escape, they are trapped between the bullets of the authority and the knives of Rakhines. Rakhines are still chanting all over the town to cleans the remaining Rohingyans.

Please do anything to stop all the abuses and crimes made on the remaining Rohingyas people before we go all extinguished. 100,000 Rohingyas are homeless today while there is raining season in Burma. Burmese authority do not provide any aid nor assistance for homeless Rohingyans. Soon our ethnicity will be disappeared and similar form will be utilized for other minorities. Only your voice can change something for us. We need your voice just to at least save our people. Save the remaining Rohingyas on an humanitarian ground. Let them have food and water and medication and shelter.

Many of our family members and relatives were killed including my cousins, my mum and sister are still missing..

Please find a way to save our remaining relatives, our Rohingya people on Your Highness. We need international communities’ assistance, the authority will only be felt pressure by international communities. It is the moment given the racism in Arakan, so international help is the only situation for Rohingyas. Please help us.
Thankfully,
Habib (member of NDPHR-exile)
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“Please raise voices to save Rohingya human beings: International interventi​on is only option"

Preface:
The ongoing violences of sectarian attacks turn from ethnic-cleansing against Rohingya, revisited in Arakan state that sparked from an unrelated Rakhine girl (Ma Thida Htwe) dead in her own Rakhine village of Tha-bray-chaung ward of Kyauknimaw village on 28 May 2012. As a result of, the Rakhine members of "Wanthanu Rakheta Association" distributed leaflets of blaming muslim on the day of 3 June early morning in Taungup township, ten Muslim pilgrims were killed a head in a mob attacks by 300 Rakhines in Taungup township on the same day.

From the beginning of violence, the government authorities did not install Law and Order for Rakhine people who are openly doing crimes that include shooting fires into the houses and letting its partisan Rakhines torching fires. Again, Rohingyans those came out from homes were brutally beaten and slaughtered and those fleeing were shot fires regardless of women or children. Plus, sexual abuses, looting goods and cash..

As well as acting Rakhine leaders and local security forces who are also Rakhine are jointly attacked against defenceless unarmed Rohingyans. A few Rakhines those arrested from Sittwe, Kyauktaw and Maungdaw were also released after days. Beside, police authority are arresting Rohingya elders and youths from every village of Sittwe, Maungdaw, Rathedaung and Kyauktaw townships and framing them with false charges.
In this manner, according to the information we received up to {20 Oct from 8 June 2012}-
the death toll of Rohingyan exceeds 10,000 from Sittwe township alone and a few thousands covering from Maungdaw, Rathedaung and Kyauktaw townships. Most of them were shot dead, brutally beaten to death, burnt alive and killings of thousands of the rest of those taken away by security forces into hidden areas.
About 16,000 of Rohingya houses and at least (57) mosques from (70) villages across (8) different towns of Sittwe, Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Rambre, Myebon, Pauktaw and Ponnagyuan townships were burnt down and more than (100,000) Rohingyas are displaced and shelterless in these regions.

Addionally, from {20 Oct 2012},
the vigillant attacks by Rakhine people caused-about (6,000) houses plus at least (35) mosques were burnt down and about (1,000) people including about 20 Rakhines were also died in six different towns- Minbya, Mrauk U, Kyaukpyu, Myebon, Pauktaw and Rambre towns of Southern Arakan state. The dead bodies of 178 those found in Mrauk U town were buried in the graveyard of Yainetay (Zula Fara) village.. {However, we have not yet added these total destrcution and death tool into the below list.}


It is also note that the Muslim victims comprising Rohingya, Kaman and Rakhine mulsims of Rathedaung, Kyayuktaw, Rambre, Myebon, Pauktaw and Pnnagyuan townships received no aid from the beginning and no aid group has visited up to August.


Only a few thousands able to escaped and the rest Rohingyans have been ending-up between gun-fires of security forces and lethal knives of Rakhine people. This time they can’t escape because security forces rounded up all the way out, those hiding in remote areas were also slaughtered by Rakhines and security forces and then the navy forces are patrolling across the beach and eliminating them in the sea.

In advance, waters, electric, foods are cut-off and restriction imposed in Rohingya villages since 3 June. So, it is all about well planned ethnic-cleansing pogrom systematically turned into religious violence. Likewise, the government also shows its sympathy by setting up about 24 relief centres across various towns and contributing aid to those attacker Rakhines' family members. While three is no consideration at all about homeless Rohingya victims of women, children and those injuries who are starving day by day.
In deed, there were no displaced Rakhines at all in the other towns except from Rakhines who were from the model villages of Maungdaw township that relocated on the Rohingya people' lands under model village settlement program of the government in the late 1991. These Rakhines are also know as Natala villagers.
Those displaced Rakhines in Maungdaw are less than 1,000 people from total burnt down houses about 100 and they already received enough foods and goods from the government including those looted from Rohingya and from the beginning they are separately placed in 4 miles area. But within two days (8-10 June) auhtority gathered Rakhines from Buthidaung and Rathedaung as much as they can. Whenever international visitors paid visit to Maungdaw Town, they only visited the Buddhist refugees by the local guidance.
In Sittwe, the displaced Rakhines are less than 500 total from about 50 houses down houses in Mingan village.

Government doesn't bother with the call of UN therefore Rohingya people are continued to face tyrant attacks of Rakhines and arbitrary abuses of local authorities. While there is ongoing heavy raining and flooding, it's over 3 weeks now hundred of thousands of homeless Rohingyan victims are confined without foods, medicine and shelter. At least 4 people are dying from starvation and disease on daily basis. Rohingyans are ending-up between gun-fires of security forces and lethal knives of Rakhine people. This time they can't escape because security forces rounded up all the way out, those hiding in remote areas were also attacked by Rakhines and security forces and navy forces are patrolling across the beach and eliminating them.

Myanmar government is also trying to curtail international pressures by raising the issues of Parliament shaking, arresting about 20 student leaders who want to mark the 50th anniversary of the destruction of the Student Union building and the deputy foreign minister Maung Myint said in an annual meeting of foreign secretary level between Bangaladesh and Myanmar on 1st July 2012 that it will take back Rohingya who met requirements. Rohingyans today those are in Bangladesh have lost every thing even their family members. Now they don't have parents to prove. They don't have document to prove lands or property those were seized by government. Many children lost parents. And they reached there by fleeing through sneaking. So, how could they be met those requirements?

In deed, there is no other option except from foreign intervention. We don't know how long that could take. We don't know how long they have to suffer continuously. We don't know how many more lives would be lost.. All aid supplies are reached to government designated relief centres where authority places perpetrator Rakhine family members only. Burmese authorities do not bother to oppress remaining Rohingya people on the absence of United Nation's effective representation. Today Rohingya have no place in Burma. Again in Bangladesh, UNHCR is unable to explore to assist the Rohingya refugees..

Therefore, this matter of Rohingya is directly requires UN's effectively intervention urgently. There is in need of United Nation and international communities to directly monitor the situation.


Pl, click here-
"The brief list of Causalities and Destructions in 7 different towns of Arakan (8 June - 20 Oct 2012)".


Relevant Information:
Historically, such cleansing pogroms were took place against Rohingya in years 1942, 1949, 167/68, 1978 and later of 1991. This time it's well organized that Rakhine people received direct supports from the government armed forces.

Rohingya people occasionally face intolerable violences are also part of the government's responsibility for strucking Rohingya from citizenship right under 1982-new citizenship law based on the changes of Rakhine state from Arakan state in 1974. Unlike we understand, the rejection of Rohingya is not relevant on settlement prior to 1948 or 1824 because Rohingyas do have sufficient evidences. But the rejection is based on the twist of Arakan to Rakhine because Arakan or Arakanese comprised all inhabitants within her when the term Rakhine only represent Rakhine people.
Since Gwa, Taungup, Tandwe and Ponnagyuan townships defined as muslim-free-zones within Arakan state from year 1983, there were several hundreds of Rohingyans been killed in similar way in these regions and such crime will be continued to carry until the government implemented such draconian act.

This is a certain consequence in Rohingya history again very soon after Rakhine rebel group- "Arakan Liberation Party-ALP" entered into Arakan state. We don't know the secrecy of what type of promise established between Rakhine rebel-ALP and the government plan to exclude Rohingya from the next census which said to be conducted by 2014. Either, it is the tactic to dismay the democratization by means of military intervention.

The situation in Arakan is abusive and totally horror even in normal condition that every month at least hundred of Rohingyans were arrested with false charges and a few died during interrogation. Despite Rakhines people wrongfully describe Rohingyans are recent migrants, in deed in the past five decades there were no Rakhine settlement found in the territory of Northern Rakhine State. Today Rakhines those found in these regions were came from the program of model village settlement by the government from year 1991. It's true that there are a few hundred thousands of Bengali people in Burma but they are mostly living in central Burma and Mon state. In Arakan state, Bengali population is not more than a few hundreds.


On the result of having restriction over foreign journalists, the local Burmese news groups and anti-Rohingya bloggers are able to report the way they like and play a major role of bias through inciting anti-Rohingya propaganda and portraying the Rohingyas as terrorists. They provide reverse information by filming of- the dead bodies of Rohingyans after defaming their faces and dressing-up the yellow-robes of monk; handing guns on captive Rohingyans; the fake actions of Rakhines by wearing muslim religious dresses; and rushing towards burning Rohingya houses and extinguishing fire by raising voices like their houses.Yangon Press International, VOA , RFA and other anti-Rohingya news agencies are among them and release fabricated news from the beginning.
Those sorts of fabrications including an individual case of single murder case have been widely and repeatedly aired across the nation and trying to excuse the ongoing crime of Arakan.

International communities including the world leaders need to enhance the Burmese government to urgently halt on going brutal attacks against defenceless unarmed Rohingya, to take action against those involved and to restore Law and Order and to share equal rights of native Rohingya people including their citizenship right.

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