Posted on: June 2, 2023 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Author: Radhika Singhal, Student at Delhi Metropolitan Education


The atrocities and ordeal faced by the Rohingya Muslims are being showcased worldwide. The Rohingya Muslim crisis is one of the most brutal persecutions in the history of the migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, a minority ethnic group had fled the Myanmar Rakhine state in lieu of ethnic cleansing. Ethnic cleansing means “the mass expulsion or killing of members of one ethnic or religious group in an area by those of another.” In Myanmar which is predominantly a Buddhist country having Buddhists in the majority, the Rohingya group is facing institutionalised discrimination, such as exclusionary citizenship laws. However, after numerous military activities, the country denies the accusations of genocide. But still, human rights groups suspect the involvement of the government in mass genocide held against the interests of Rohingyas. In November 2019, Gambia, on behalf of the fifty-seven-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, filed the first international lawsuit “application instituting proceedings and request for provisional measures: application of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide” against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, accusing the country of violating the UN Genocide Convention. This paper contains the active role of international organisations in curbing mass genocide and how other countries all together supported the ethnic group in their hardship. The study involves empirical research which extracted the facts, reports, and news from reliable primary and secondary sources.

Subject Area:

Sociology, International Law

Keywords: Military coup, Rohingya Refugees, Humanitarian Responses, Gender, Human Trafficking, Shelter, Oppression, Citizenship, Genocide.

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