THE ROHINGYA ‘REFUGEES’: REGIONAL RESPONSES AND RAMIFICATIONS



Date : 20-06-2017

Rohingyas constitute an ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar,and are considered ‘illegal immigrants’ from Bangladesh. They are deprived of citizenship rights, face religious persecution, and are economically and socially segregated in the Buddhist-dominated country. Since the 1970s, thousands of Rohingyas have fled Myanmar. Many cross the land border into Bangladesh while a significant number of others take to the sea to reach Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia.

Department: Making Waves





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