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You know you have lost all humanity when you get angry at someone for feeding the hungry.

Hindutva politics in India is getting bad, you guys. Rohingya Muslims fleeing genocide are being persecuted, and the Sikhs trying to feed them are being criminalized.

India is not a safe space if you are not an upper caste Hindu.

(Also it’s rich how these people act as if they are the saviours of the Guru, when in reality they don’t even respect Sikhi’s existence as an independent faith.)

Rohingya flee to Bangladesh after Myanmar attacks

Weary and uncertain, they carried whatever they could on their backs, trudging through monsoon rains and enduring relocations and extortion attempts as they struggle to find small patches of land that can be their own, at least for a moment.

Groups of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar were on the move again Tuesday and Wednesday, forced by the rains to salvage what was left of their shanties and move toward drier ground in hopes of some relief — if the mudslides don’t come next.

Several Rohingya camps in this Bangladesh coastal city are flooded from three days of unrelenting downpours. People in the camps were pelted with heavy rain while desperately packing their meager belongings into plastic sacks and trying to find fresh shelter.

The initial arrivals in the most recent exodus from violence in Myanmar simply settled on whatever patch of land they could find, building shelters of bamboo sticks and plastic sheets.

But as their numbers soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable.

So they’re moving again. Most of them are being sent to the new settlement of Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar.

The violence began Aug. 25 when Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts, and the military responded with “clearance operations.” Many Rohingya homes were burned and an estimated 270,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh, according to the U.N. (AP)

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A Rohingya refugee baby cries as his mother jostles for aid in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 20, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Discarded items of clothing in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 20, 2017. (Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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A Rohingya refugee woman’s forehead bleeds as she jostles for aid in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 20, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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A Rohingya refugee boy waits for aid in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 20, 2017. (Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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Refugees cross a flooded bridge in the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp on Sept. 19, 2017 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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Rohingya refugees react as aid is distributed in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 19, 2017. (Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees wait in line for relief supplies in the refugee camp of Leda near Teknaf on Sept. 19, 2017.
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A Rohingya refugees carry supplies in the refugee camp of Thyangkhali near the Bangladeshi village of Gumdhum, on Sept. 18, 2017. (Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Photo: Dar Yasin/AP)

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Rohingya refugees manually drill a borewell at a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 18, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees protect themself from the rain in Bangladesh’s Balukhali refugee camp on Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Bangladeshi health worker administers vaccine to a Rohingya Muslim boy, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, at Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo: Dar Yasin/AP)

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A Rohingya refugee walks past a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, lies unconscious on the shore of the Bay of Bangal after the boat she was traveling in capsized at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (Photo: Dar Yasin/AP)

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Hamida, a Rohingya refugee woman cries as she holds the body of her 40-day-old son, who died when a boat capsized at the shore of Shah Porir Dwip, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A Bangladeshi boy walks towards a parked boat as smoke rises from across the border in Myanmar, at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (Photo: Dar Yasin/AP)

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A Rohingya refugee takes a bath outside his temporary shelter at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 13, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive on a boat after crossing from Myanmar on Sept. 8, 2017 in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Rohingya refugees climb up a hill after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees climb down a hill after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Smoke rises from a burned house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in the Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and where pages from Islamic texts were seen ripped and left on the ground. (Photo: AP)

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Rohingya refugees wait for boat to cross a canal after crossing the border through the Naf river in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been living in Bangladesh for over a year sit by a fire in a more established shelter in a refugee camp on Sept. 8, 2017 in Gundum, Bangladesh. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Rohingya Muslim refugees react after being re-united with each other after arriving on a boat from Myanmar on Sept. 8, 2017 in Whaikhyang Bangladesh. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Rohingya refugees carry their child as they walk through water after crossing border by boat through the Naf River in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Washed clothes belonging to Rohingya are spread out to dry on bushes near Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP)

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A Rohingya refugee woman and boy looks on through barbed wire as they wait for boat to cross the border through Naf river in Maungdaw, Myanmar, Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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View of newly built makeshift shelters at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on September 8, 2017. (Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rohingya Muslim refugees sleep under a makeshift shelter in a clearing in a forest after crossing the border from Myanmar on Sept. 8, 2017 in Gundum, Bangladesh. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A Rohingya man holds the body of a two-day-old baby before his burial at Kutupalong’s refugee camp cemetery, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP)

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An injured Rohingya boy Mohammad Junayed, 15, receives treatment for a bullet wound, at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Chittagong, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: A.M. Ahad/AP)

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Rohingya refugees stretch their hands for food near Balukhali in Coxís Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 4, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees walk to the shore with his belongings after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A Rohingya ethnic minority from Myanmar carries a child in a sack and walks through rice fields after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf area, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP)

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A Rohingya refugee girl sits next to her mother who rests after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Local Bangladeshi people offer water as Rohingya refugees arrive in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A Rohingya refugee woman cries after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A Rohingya child is carried on a sling while his family walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf area, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP)

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A Rohingya girl reacts to the camera in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees have a dinner at a makeshift shelter near Gundum in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A Rohingya boy carries a child while walking in the mud after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees sit inside a makeshift tent near Gundum in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A local man carries an old Rohingya refugee woman as she is unable to walk after crossing the border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A new Rohingya refugee woman cries as they arrive near the Kutupalang makeshift Refugee Camp, in Coxís Bazar, Bangladesh, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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A Rohingya refugee woman carry children while walking in the water after travelling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugee people take part in Eid al-Adha prayer near the Kutupalang makeshift refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

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Shoes are seen left in a road near Maungdaw, Myanmar, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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A police officer stands in a house that was burnt down during the days of violence in Maungdaw, Myanmar, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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This combination of images shows two infrared satellite maps; Jan. 30, 2014, top; and Sept. 2, 2017, bottom; displaying the town of Maungdaw, Myanmar. According to Human Rights Watch, the map on bottom shows predominantly Rohingya homes that were recently destroyed. (Photo: Human Rights Watch via AP)

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A few facts on Rohingya

Rohingya is not a country, it’s a minority group of Muslims.

Burma (also known as Myanmar) is a predominantly Bhuddist country whose government has been executing and terrorizing this minority.

The Rohingya are currently stateless. In 1982 Burmese law claimed Rohingya as an illegitimate ethnicity, therefore they were no longer citizens and had no way of being naturalized. THEY WERE DEEMED and CLASSIFIED as foreigners in their own homeland. Today, they are rejected by neighboring Bangladesh and sent back to Burma where the troops await to behead, burn, murder, torture, rape, isolate, kidnap, ect the entire population.

The UN has OFFICIALLY called the persecution of Rohingya ethic cleansing. With that being said, they still haven’t done shit about it.

In the last ten days alone, over 100,000 of them have tried to escape. But because they are denied refuge and safety, they still meet the same torturous fate they try to escape from.


You guys, they are slowly being wiped from the face of the earth. And the Burmese government is STRATEGICALLY making sure they get away with it by pushing the Rohingya to the margins of Burmese society so that the torture and execution they commit can go unclassified. The media has not exposed Burma enough. This is a minority group of Muslims about to disappear at the hands of an Islamaphobic government who has alienated them into what will soon be oblivion - DO NOT STAY SILENT.

theguardian.com
Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?
Fresh outbreak of violence after decades of ethnic tensions has prompted tens of thousands of people to flee to Bangladesh
By Rebecca Ratcliffe

Described as the world’s most persecuted people, 1.1 million Rohingya people live in Myanmar. They live predominately in Rakhine state, where they have co-existed uneasily alongside Buddhists for decades.

Rohingya people say they are descendants of Muslims, perhaps Persian and Arab traders, who came to Myanmar generations ago. Unlike the Buddhist community, they speak a language similar to the Bengali dialect of Chittagong in Bangladesh.

The Rohingya are reviled by many in Myanmar as illegal immigrants and they suffer from systematic discrimination. The Myanmar government treats them as stateless people, denying them citizenship. Stringent restrictions have been placed on Rohingya people’s freedom of movement, access to medical assistance, education and other basic services.

Violence broke out in northern Rakhine state on 25 August when militants attacked government forces. In response, security forces supported by Buddhist militia launched a “clearance operation”.

Refugees have spoken of massacres in villages, where they say soldiers raided and burned their homes. The government claims the Rohingya have burned their own homes and killed Buddhists and Hindus, a claim repeated by some residents.

Aid agencies have warned of a growing humanitarian crisis in overstretched border camps and of the dangers facing Rohingya people trapped in conflict zones.

The military has reported that 400 people have been killed in the violence. The UN says 123,000 people have fled to Bangladesh. Those who have made it to the border have walked for days, hiding in jungles and crossing mountains and rivers. Many are sick and some have bullet wounds.

More than 30,000 Rohingya are estimated to have sought shelter in the refugee camps of Kutupalong and Nayapara in Bangladesh, which are now believed to be full. Many others are living in makeshift sites and local villages. An unknown number could still be stranded in a narrow strip of no man’s land that separates the two countries, where access to aid is limited. Around 400,000 stateless Rohingya people are thought to be trapped in conflict zones.

On Tuesday the UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, said it was “gravely concerned” about the continuing conflict and about reports that civilians had died while seeking safety. On Monday the UN said its aid agencies had been blocked from supplying life-saving supplies such as food, water and medicine to thousands of civilians in northern Rakhine state.