WHO ARE THE ROHINGYA


Rohingya the indigenous ethnic minority of Burma (Myanmar) mainly residing in Arakan (Rakhine) state. The descendants of the ancient inhabitants of Arakan, genealogically linked up with people of Dannavati, Vesali and Chandra to Indo-Arian. Three million Rohingya are estimated around the world from which more than 2.5 million are forced to flee and live in diaspora mainly in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Indonesia and others. Rohingya were an ethnic group of Myanmar and enjoyed full right of citizenship even after the independence in 1948 from Britain. The Myanmar government introduced new law – in 1982 which bared all the Rohingya from ethnic group and revoked their citizenship. According to United Nations, the Rohingya are the most persecuted minority in the world. They are made stateless in their own ancestral land, denied citizenship and subjected to systematic persecution for decades

ROHINGYA IN DIASPORA


ROHINGYA


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