Author Ibrahim, Azeem, author
Title The Rohingyas : inside Myanmar's hidden genocide / Azeem Ibrahim
Imprint United Kingdom : C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 2016
©2016
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 Modern History Library  305.697 I14    AVAILABLE    30550100599172
 人文社會聯圖  DS528.2.R64 I25 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020518213
Descript xiv, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-222) and index
The Rohingya are a Muslim group who live in Rakhine state (formerly Arakan state) in western Myanmar (Burma), a majority Buddhist country. According to the United Nations, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They suffer routine discrimination at the hands of neighboring Buddhist Rakhine groups, but international human rights groups such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) have also accused Myanmar's authorities of being complicit in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslims. The Rohingya face regular violence, arbitrary arrest and detention, extortion, and other abuses, a situation that has been particularly acute since 2012 in the wake of a serious wave of sectarian violence. Islam is practiced by around 4% of the population of Myanmar, and most Muslims also identify as Rohingya. Yet the authorities refuse to recognize this group as one of the 135 ethnic groups or 'national races' making up Myanmar's population. On this basis, Rohingya individuals are denied citizenship rights in the country of their birth, and face severe limitations on many aspects of an ordinary life, such as marriage or movement around the country. This expose of the attempt to erase the Rohingyas from the face of Myanmar is sure to gain widespread attention
Subject Rohingya (Burmese people)
Burma -- Ethnic relations