Will Rohingya crisis be solved?
Rohingyas, the most oppressed ethnic people on the earth in recent time. The ethnic group of Myanmar that was living in Rakhine state of the country is expelled; and to save their life they left everything in Myanmar. When the security forces of the country started ruthless crackdown over them on 25th August last year, it caused ethnic cleansing.
The Rohingyas are one of the most endangered people in the world in this time. The solution is going to be complicated day by day due to roughness of the Myanmar authority. Bangladesh is the worst sufferer of the crisis. In order to back the Rohingyas, the international communities are giving various directions. But its visible and effective steps are not seen. Rather, it seems that the path of solution is going to be closed forever little by little.
The gut-wrenching stories behind their leaving country of torturing, brutal violence on women, people observed their loved ones were killed before their eyes, and children saw their grandparents locked in houses that were then set alight. They came here to avoid being slaughtered. Many of them left their family, many watched their family die. Many of them carried their old father or mother on shoulder or in a basket. Their purposes were only to save life. But their needs are changing with the passage of the time.
According to the UN, a large number of seven lakh people took harbour in Bangladesh since August 25 of the last year.But private calculation says more than 13 lakh Rohingya people are currently living in the country. Bangladesh sheltered them quickly showing infatuation of humanity then. But they are now really a big burden for us. Criminal trends are increasing noticeably around the Rohingya camp. Lastly, six dead bodies including three cutthroats were rescued on 3rdSeptember there.
The people of Bangladesh stand by them proving their liberal and humane mentality. Some of them have achieved very big titles too as humanitarian etc. Not only as a Muslim, had Bangladeshis stood by them with the highest standard of humanity.
People of different social groups and communities, social workers, social organizations, stood beside them with intrepidity.
Earlier, there were two camps for Rohingya in Cox's Bazar, Kutupalong and Nowapara Mikuni. But now, the number of camps reached at 10. As if Bangladesh brought a calamity by its own imprudence. As hurry as to solve the crisis, Rohingya problem is going toward more complexity. The number of Rohingyas, who are supposed to be withdrawn, is increasing proportionally. In the last one year, sixty thousand Rohingya children were born to make bigger their clan.
However, any effective steps have not actually been taken according to the proposals at different times by the international community to return the Rohingyas to their home. Rather, the only permanent camps with the help of various non-government organizations for them are being effective. Local cultivable lands are being used to make these permanent camps. Besides,the conscious people are concerned about their children such as these non-government organizations are recruiting local school or college going students to look over the camps.
'Earlier,our children thought they would be studying, they would be gone high and been very big, but for the ongoing jobs of NGOs, they are giving priority to jobs than education. If they earn moneyas soon as stretching hands, why they would like to prior education? If this continues, we will lose our next generation.' 3rd onward member of Unchiprang Union Parishad Zia Uddin said.
Around the camp, evil deeds like stealing, robbery and murder are increasing. The Rohingyas are spreading over the region. In last March, a clash was occurred between the locals and Rohingyas centred on obstructing Rohingyas illegal trade. About 25 people were injured with local UP chairman and five policemen in Thyngkhali. After that BGB and the police went and took control of the area. On 25thAugust, about 50 thousand Rohingyas came out on the streets and blocked the road for a minimum time of 45 minutes.
Amnesty International Crisis Response Director Tirana Hasan said before UN Security Council meeting, 'We have to make strict and important decisions in the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly in next month to create justice for the minorities of Rohingya and Myanmar in northern areas. The United Nations Security Council should urgently pick up the whole situation in the International Criminal Court. In this case, the threat of veto power use can't be an excuse.'
After UNSC meeting, all the representatives just excoriated Myanmar. As if their jobs are limited in criticising the delinquent. But all of their endeavours are confined in statements or briefings. Now the question is will the crisis be ended at all or will it be more complex?
The writer is a student of Comilla University