SINGAPORE, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At least 8,000 inhabitants of two remote villages (out of the 5 surviving Rohingya villages of Myanmar's Rathedaung), are encircled by armed Rakhine racialists for last several hours.
"Severely and acutely vulnerable to either being burnt-alive or starved to death, the poor populaces are begging for a safe passage to escape the situation. Having innocent children, the disabled, toddlers, women and elder people within, the area is completely cut-off by the hostile Rakhine racialists. Every moment is alarming for what is meant here as 'race-against-the-time'. The world leaders have to come forth immediately to rescue them – right now – as a moral imperative for every moment that is passing on," comments SAIRI Postdoctoral Multiversity's P.I. on escalating humanitarian-crisis situation.
The existing worsening scenario of these 2 remote villages has well-crossed the phase of being technically declared as 'Level-1 State of Emergency', as clearly demarked during an exigent call-on consensus of almost 100 postdoctoral experts of 'peace-conflict studies' from SAARC and ASEAN regions and SAIRI's senior ethnologists, during this year's NPAW observance.
A Rohingya contacted by Reuters, who asked not to be named, said Rakhine racialists came to their village and shouted:
"Leave, or we will kill you all."
Terrified by the past magnitudes, Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone:
"We're terrified….they're threatening to burn down our houses."
Maung Maung said that they had no means to escape, but the man replied:
"That's not our problem."
As endorsed by human rights monitors, the independent news sources and others, the encircled community agrees to escape, but they're not provided with any sanctuary from authorities to flee the situation.
According to Reuters, the Rohingya official Maung said the villagers were submissive for leaving, but the authorities didn't respond to their requests for security. At night, villagers heard distant gunfire.
Maung Maung said he had called the police at least 30 times to report threats against his village, but never got responded.
Not to forget, the UN has clearly stated what is happening there in Myanmar is, '…a textbook example of ethnic cleansing'.
"The situation is particularly dire in Ah-Nauk-Pyin and nearby Naung-Pin-Gyi, where any escape-route to Bangladesh is long, arduous, and blocked by hostile Rakhines, and villagers have no boats.
Until three weeks ago, there were 21 Rohingya villages in Rathedaung. Sixteen of those villages have since been emptied and in many cases burnt."
The Plea of the Hour of Humanitarian Emergency – An Open Letter by SAIRI Postdoctoral Multiversity:
"The intensely horror-prone community – the Rohingyas – the 'stateless' as well as 'the restless' beings are gravely standing, right now, on a critically perilous verge of a dreadful situation, which holds irretrievable consequences.
Should we, as a humanitarian assembly, now stand up together for the sake of these 'dying-alive' poor Rohingyas, in order to shake the collective conscience of the world, as well as ours own – by voicing altogether jointly and equally?
These longsuffering 'stateless' entities—the Rohingyas—their desperate children—are on their knees before the collective conscience of the world—the international community—the UN, the governments and the entire humanity.
They are like us all—their lives are as precious as our lives—their small babies are like our own small kids…
We're all inhabitants of the same planet, to which they belong. Where alongside, they're being thrashed, beleaguered and de-humanized, their homes being burnt-down, their heads being smashed on roads, their bodies being ruined and crumpled in streets, their children being enslaved, their women being made sex-slaves—and, due to the inaccessibility to food and water they are forced to drink their own urine to survive!
And, if by now, we fail to respond at this vulnerable hour, then there can be no more justifiable reasons for the pursuit of a humane society or for sticking to the least realms of humaneness," begs and presages SAIRI Multiversity's P.I. Prof Qadhi Aurangzeb Al-Hafi, on behalf of poor Rohingyas caught in the encircled crackdown of Rathedaung's remote villages.
Further details: http://sairi.org/on-the-edge-of-dying/
Prior to this alert, SAIRI raised the right-time alert alarms on previous instances at the terrifying junctures.
Dr. F. M. Bhatti
0092 306 6630993
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