BlackHouse, Sep. 05 – New reports on multiple dimensions of genocide in Rohingya clarifies the immensity of massacre lingering on in the western state of Myanmar.
According to reports and direct witnesses, an all-out genocide is taking place in Myanmar. The country’s army assaulted the state after Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked Burmese police forces in protest against the long-time blockade and incessant massacre of Rohingya. The Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military forces, attacked the state apparently in retaliation.
The ARSA attack, however, has been used as an excuse for the country’s government to expand the dimensions of genocide in the state. The number of victims during the former days is not clear. The military officials announced in one report that 400 people, called by them insurgents, were killed only on Sunday.
The real number of victims is undoubtedly much more than the referred figure which promises a catastrophic genocide in the region. Those who have the ability are fleeting for Bangladesh. The latest reported number about refugees has been 60,000, surely much less than the real number. More than 1 million Muslim Rohingya live in Rakhine.
The civilians who fled the country recount horrifying condition in their state. People are killed together and burned alive in order to destroy any evidence. Abdul Rahman, a Rohingya flee, says the people are jailed in bamboo hut, and set to fire group by group. “My two nephews, their heads were off. One was six years old and the other was nine years old. My sister-in-law was shot with a gun,” the man added.
Firing, beheading, and shooting; these are the status quo of these days in Rohingya-populated state of Rakhine. Human Rights Watch, Fortify Rights, and many other humanitarian organizations warned about the emergency of the condition in western Myanmar. Western countries and claimants of human rights preferred to keep silent over the bloody days of Rohingya.