The simmering tension between rakhine buddhists and rohingya muslims in western myanmar escalated in 2012 to a violent conflict, first in june and erupted again in october of that year the violence led to the loss of over a hundred lives. 8/25/13 rohingya conflict in western burma - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia in arakan (1947) originated from the communal violence between arakanese and rohingya muslims during world war ii in 1942  on 28 march 1942, rohingya muslims from northern title=rohingya_conflict_in_western_burma&oldid=567957803. Thousands of men, women and children from myanmar's rohingya minority have fled the country over what the army is calling a crackdown on insurgents a wall street journal article examines the. Recently, the conflict in myanmar surrounds the ethnic cleansing of the rohingya muslims being carried out by the buddhists officially, myanmar is a buddhist country, 88% of the population in the country follow buddhism, making them the majority. They have been fighting on and off since the 1940s to create an islamic state in western burma5 as a result, particularly from 2012, the religious conflict between theravada buddhist monks who are identically conservative to their beliefs and rohingya 1 “country: myanmar (burma)”, joshua project, accessed february 10, 2015, http.
The violence between the rohingya muslims and the arakan buddhists has raised fresh questions about burma's reform process at a time when the country is flirting with opening up to the outside world. The rohingya-rakhine hostility can best be explained by what is called the theory of double minority complex the plight of the rohingya in myanmar has yet again surfaced and momentarily captured. This article attempts to understand the nature of the conflict between rohingya muslims and rakhine 2 buddhists in the western part of myanmar in 2012 the violent conflict first started in june, and seemingly subsided for three months, but later erupted again in october.
To a large extent the conflict between the rakhine buddhists and the rohingya muslims is based on a debate between the two groups over the historicity of the rohingya identity in burmese land majority of the rakhine buddhists believe that ‘rohingya’ is a fabricated religious identity. Though the rohingya people are arguably suffering the most, the current crisis in rakhine state must be seen in the context of a wider series of ethnic conflicts and oppression of many minorities which contribute to the volatile situation in the whole country. The conflict in the region arises chiefly from the religious and social differentiation between the rakhine buddhists and rohingya muslims during world war ii in burma (present-day myanmar), rohingya muslims, who were allied with the british and promised a muslim state in return,. The violence between the rohingya muslims and the arakan buddhists has raised fresh questions about burma’s reform process at a time when the country is flirting with opening up to the outside world. There are few accounts of conflict between burmese buddhists and muslims before british colonisation, but accounts become more numerous after of the most recent instances, the first deadly clashes between muslims and buddhists began in rakhine state on 8 june 2012, and concerned mostly rakhine buddhists and rohingya muslims, although kaman.
More than 10,000 burmese rohingya muslim refugee took shelter in indian (hyderabad) andhra pradesh, (mewat) haryana, (kanchankunj) delhi and jammu states after ethnic strife between rohingya muslims and buddhists that continued since the 1940s. Keywords west papua, separatist conflict, east timor, territorial integrity, territorial separatism view all back to book chapter 10 secessionist aspects to the buddhist–muslim conflict in rakhine state, myanmar anthony ware. Rohingya people say they are descendants of muslims, perhaps persian and arab traders, who came to myanmar generations ago unlike the buddhist community, they speak a language similar to the. The rohingya is a sunni muslim ethnic minority in myanmar and bangladesh roughly 800,000 to a million of the world’s 35 million rohingya live in myanmar, where they currently face severe institutionalized discrimination and violence in what is framed as a religious conflict between buddhists.
A short history of rohingya muslims the rohingya, a people of south asian origin, dwelled in an independent kingdom in arakan, now known as rakhine state in modern-day myanmar the rohingya came. Myanmar has been the site of serious conflicts between buddhist and muslim communities, particularly in rakhine state where at least 146,000 persons have been displaced since the first riots in. Burma's buddhist monks have been involved in the violent persecution of the country's muslim groups but until recently, the monks were leading the fight for democracy.
Rohingy the background of rohingya: • introduction of rohingya: the rohingya is a muslim minority group living mainly in the state of arakan, in myanmar (burma) arakan is on the western border of burma, near it now bangladesh is situated. And the political project of the rohingyas“ historical background of an unresolved communal conflict in contemporary myanmar jacques p leider, ecole française d’extrême-orient yangon, 18 october 2012 2 perception of the conflict buddhists and muslims in 19th c. The simmering tension between rakhine buddhists and rohingya muslims in western myanmar escalated in 2012 to a violent conflict, first in june and erupted again in october of that year. A key driver in the conflict occurred earlier in myanmar’s history with the citizenship law of 1982, which stripped muslims of citizenship and many basic rights consequently, they became an unrecognized stateless minority group which further deprived them of rights and protections.