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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 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.”

Granta article: 28-minute read

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

I learned of the latter article via a “Best of 2016” link at Longreads.com; the link reads: “Welcome Nowhere: The Plight of the Rohingya Refugees.”

 

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