The Rohingya Politics

Rising Kashmir, September 19, 2017

D. Suba Chandran is Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.

From individuals to international institutions, there have been numerous condemnations of Myanmarvis-à-vis the ongoing violence against the Rohingya community. If the numbers are staggering (according to the UN estimates, 2,70,000 have been displaced) photos of Rohingya families walking through a tough terrain with children, and trying to hide from pouring rain under temporary tarpaulin shelters is heart rendering.

But why is Myanmar so reluctant? Who is calling the shots against the Rohingyas in Myanmar?

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