Double standards

Dear Editor,
Human beings, in general, are sadist, masochist who try to dominate over others in the name of race-religion-caste-colour-nationality and all norms of heinous divisive credentials and also relish the torture heaped upon those who are “not my own”!
This is the reason why Himalayan woes, sufferings and deaths of persecuted refugees do not hurt our conscience.
However European Union is still doing a bit in favour of the refugees, from West Asia or Africa, who are escaping their respective countries scarred by civil war.
But no such sympathy for the Rohingyas who are being mercilessly killed and thrown out from their own homeland Myanmar. The touching picture of the corpse of a Syrian baby on the shores of Mediterranean had shaken the conscious of the world to a little extent prompting the European Union to open its doors for the refugees to a significant extent.
In contrast, the similar pathetic picture of Rohingyas lying dead on the sea coast of Coxbazar hardly cause a reverberation in the world! Is it because the Rohingya children were/are not so cute looking or fair skinned like Alan Kurdi. No offence to that hapless unfortunate little God in the guise of a Syrian three-year old boy, I am merely pointing out the hypocrisy.
The whole world which pay lip service to the rhetoric of “international brotherhood” and “global village” and the country which tries to project its “liberalism” by mouthing ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ should hang their heads in shame.
The refugees might pass away following lot of persecution; but along with leaving the world in such a gruesome fashion, also expose the blatant hypocrisy, double standards, inhumanity and cruelty deeply embedded within us.
Kajal Chatterjee,