• Rohingya is ethnic minority group, largely comprising Muslims living primarily in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state.
  • They practice a Sufi-inflected variation of Sunni Islam.
  • They differ from Myanmar’s dominant Buddhist groups religiously, ethnically and linguistically.
  • They speak Bengali dialect, as opposed to commonly spoken Burmese language in Myanmar.
  • Myanmar considers Rohingya’s as illegal Bengali immigrants, despite fact that many of them have resided in Rakhine province of Myanmar for centuries.
  • The Myanmar government even refuses to grant them citizenship status, and as a result they do not have any legal documentation, effectively making them stateless.
  • They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs
  • UN has often described Rohingyas as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.





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