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Ongoing Rohingya crisis: Updates

At a previous post, dealing with mindfulness meditation, I have highlighted previous news stories related to Rohingya refugees in Burma (Myanmar).

The point of the above-noted post, among other things, is that even adherents of Buddhisms, frequently portrayed as devoted to concepts and aspirations of non-violence, are like many other religions fully capable of extremes of violence, under conditions in which humanity has been divided according to secular and doctrinal concepts of “us” and “them,” as it relates to religious beliefs, racializations, and worldviews.

From time to time, I will add links of updates, the first of which is the one that follows.

A Sept. 10, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Rohingya refugees accuse Myanmar military of planting mines along escape route: Bangladeshi officials and Amnesty researchers believe new explosives were recently planted.”

Updates

A June 19, 2017 Granta article is entitled: “THE TAMARIND IS ALWAYS SOUR.”

A Sept. 11, 2017 BBC article is entitled: “Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar.”

A Sept. 11, 2017 Guardian article is entitled: “UN: Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: Top UN human rights official denounces security crackdown against Muslim minority in Rakhine state.”

A Sept. 27, 2017 Reuters article is entitled: “A trail of destruction: More than 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since Aug. 25 when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military counter-offensive in Rakhine state. The United Nations has called the military response a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’. This graphic shows how the security crackdown unfolded and the scale of destruction it left behind.”

 

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