There are approximately 1.33 million Rohingya in Burma, but the country's 1982 Citizenship Law denies them citizenship in spite of the fact that Rohingya have lived in Burma for generations.
The international community has called on the Burmese government to commission an independent investigation. But Burmese Presidential Spokesman Ye Htut rebuked the UN for calling for an investigation: “It was sad to see a statement issued by the UN…These accusations are unacceptable. By acting like this, it will mean the local people will have more concerns, doubts and less trust in the UN.”
UNHCR estimates that 130,000 Rohingya have fled Bangladesh and western Arakan state since the outbreak of violence in 2012. As a result, the Burmese Navy and local security forces are profiting off the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in western Burma by demanding payments from smugglers who devlier Rohingya to human traffickers, as well as Rohingya desperately seeking passage.
Forced to venture by boat to trafficking camps on remote Thai islands, the Rohingya are faced with violence, lack of food and water (often forced to drink their own urine), and those who have fallen victim to disease are thrown overboard if dead or close to dying. In Thailand Rohingya are held in internment camps until they can either pay thousands to human traffickers to be released or be sold as slaves to the highest bidder. Often Rohingya must resort to soliciting funds from their personal networks, and if successful, they are pushed back out to sea. Those who are unable to pay become slaves: women and young girls are forced into marriages and lifelong indentured servitude, and men sold to Thai fishermen.
Recently, mass graves, mostly Rohingya, have been uncovered in Thailand. Now, ASEAN countries (specifically Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) are refusing to allow Rohingya refugees to seek assylum. They instruct their respective military to take them back to sea, effectively abandoning the vulnerable Rohingya. It is suspected that thousands have died making the deadly voyage to escape the ethnic cleansing they face in Burma.
But Government officials and security forces have refused to implement impartial investigations into the violence. They have instead subjected Rohingya and other Muslims to discriminatory restrictions and policies of apartheid and ethnic cleansing. Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Arakan State are now languishing in what UN officials have called the most dismal and under-served IDP camps in the world.
Right now almost 80 thousand Rohingya Muslim are stranded in Seas waiting for Help from entire World.But a Creepy Silence has over shadowed their grief.Most shocking is silence from Muslim World.
No one is ready to grant them Asylum hence have left them to spend Nights of hunger and thirst(consuming urine to defeat thirst) in seas.
UNO and Muslim World better HELP as their Neglection would lead the ultimate survivors with hate and anger.This hate and anger may lead to rise of another group of people with revenge against whole world.