Why did Myanmar attack Rohingya Muslims?

Why did the Rohingya crisis start?

After the independence of Myanmar in 1948, the government declared this migration illegal. … In the 1970s, the Myanmar military began a campaign of brutal crackdowns in Rohingya villages, forcing the Rohingya population to flee Myanmar. Many Rohingya migrated illegally to predominantly Buddhist Bengali villages.

Who killed Rohingya?

Massacre and killings

In August 2018, a study estimated that more than 24,000 Rohingya people were killed by the Burmese military and local Buddhists since the “clearance operations” started on 25 August 2017.

Why is Rohingya stateless?

Many Rohingya, for their part, reject being identified as stateless, claiming instead that they are (or should be) Myanmar citizens—a position on which many legal experts agree. … The Rohingyas’ statelessness is a result of being denied this fundamental human right, and with it the claim to Myanmar citizenship.

Who is Rohingya India?

The Rohingyas are one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic groups. … As a result, nearly 7,00,000 Rohingyas were forced to flee to neighboring countries. India has 40,000 Rohingya refugees at present, out of which only 16,500 are registered with the UNHCR.

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