Identity crisis: Lack of equal citizenship
From the Rohingyas of Myanmar to the Hindus of Bangladesh to the Muslims of Hindustan, what unites most of them is a lack of equal citizenship, writes Garga Chatterjee.
The attempted ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas by the mostly Myanmar Army is a huge humanitarian crisis. There have been deaths, rapes, arsons and burning of whole villages. This started a huge exodus of Rohingya refugees into the neighbouring People's Republic of Bangladesh. Myanmar government maintains that Rohingyas are Bengalis. Some also Bengalis claim that Rohingyas are Bengalis. Rohingyas say that Rohingyas are Rohingyas.