Amnesty International, the Indian arm of which has had quite a few run-ins with the law, has finally confirmed the massacre of the Hindus by Rohingya Muslims even as Indian ‘liberals’ tried to whitewash their crimes. As per the reports, an investigation carried out by Amnesty has revealed that an armed Rohingya group is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu men, women and children as well as unlawful abductions in August 2017.
Amnesty has based its report on dozens of interviews conducted in Rakhine and across the border in Bangladesh and throws light on the largely under-reported human rights abuses by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) fighters, who have sowed fear among Hindus and other ethnic communities with these brutal attacks. The report gives details of the massacre in Kha Maung Seik in August 2017, killing Hindus, executing style, sparing those who agreed to ‘convert’ to Islam. The report also states other killings and violent attacks against the other ethnic and minority communities by the Rohingya terrorists.
The report says, “Eight Hindu women and eight of their children were abducted and spared after ARSA fighters forced the women to agree to “convert” to Islam. The survivors were forced to flee with the fighters to Bangladesh several days later, before being repatriated to Myanmar in October 2017 with the support of the Bangladeshi and Myanmar authorities”.
While the brutal massacre of Hindus has been confirmed, lyricist Javed Akhtar, too, was caught absolving the Rohingyas in the mass grave matter. In September 2017, a mass grave of 28 Hindus was found in the Rakhine state. At a time when everyone was shocked at the genocide of Hindus, Javed Akhtar had taken to Twitter to absolve the Rohingya terrorists and blame the “Army” for the killing thereby absolving the Rohingya Muslims of the genocide of Hindus.
Many others had also absolved the terrorists of the genocide saying that it might be “state propaganda” in order to demonise the Rohingyas even though the Myanmar government had earlier shared stories of horror inflicted by Rohingya terrorists on Hindus of the kin whose bodies were found in mass graves in the conflicted Rakhine state.
Many have tried to paint the Rohingyas as the most persecuted minorities in the world at the hands of the Buddhists. However, as evidence emerges, the facts point towards a different direction. In India, the Rohingyas have posed a grave security threat as confirmed by the intelligence.
India’s first major taste of the Rohingya crisis came, rather absurdly, on 12th August 2012 at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. A large crowd of Muslims assembled at the venue to protest against the Assam Riots and the Rakhine Riots in Myanmar, which were a confrontation between the Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. The crowds soon turned violent which led to them vandalizing public property, molesting women cops, desecrating the Amar Jyoti Javan Memorial. The riots led to the death of two people.
The string of crimes hasn’t stopped since then. There was also news that the Rohingyas are being radicalised by LeT. Only recently, 2 Rohingyas were arrested in Manipur for their involvement in human trafficking.
Even after being proven a grave security threat, ‘prominent’ personalities in India have been batting for Rohingyas and even wrote to Prime Minister Modi to not deport the illegal Rohingya immigrants in India.
Notable among these ‘prominent’ personalities were Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court lawyer who has earlier blamed ‘Hindutva’ for crimes by Muslims, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is charged with ‘abetment to suicide’ in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death, scam-ridden former union minister P Chidambaram and other usual suspects like Sagarika Ghose, Yogendra Yadav and John Dayal.
Amnesty is a global movement which promotes and defends human rights and dignity, whose India head happens to be controversial writer Aakar Patel, who himself is known for making bigoted casteist statements.