Crime against humanity

What was feared has finally come true in Myanmar. As per the report prepared by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August. Based on the surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar’s official figure of 400. The finding of MSF is the “the clearest indication yet of the widespread violence” by the Myanmar authorities.
The military blames the violence on “terrorists” and has denied any wrongdoing. More than 647,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August this year. The fleeing Rohingya have even managed to enter India and with each passing month their number is growing. The conflict in Myanmar is threatening peace in the region. International communities have miserably failed to rein the Myanmarese authorities from indulging in large scale killing of minority Rohingya community. This is clear case of ethnic killing. If international community failed to strongly punish Myanmar it will send out a wrong signal to rest of the world. Feeling of alienation might compel Rohingya to take path of violence in order to fight back. The ethnic killing of Rohingya is crime against humanity and rest of the world is duty bound to strongly react against government of Myanmar. Hopefully finding of Medecins Sans Frontieres will open the eyes of the international community and make them to take note of brutual killing going on in Myanmar.