Original article | Journal of Migration and Settlement Studies 2023, Vol. 1(1) 28-39
Chaman Hussain & Dr Mahboob Hussain
pp. 28 - 39 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/jomiss.2023.560.2 | Manu. Number: MANU-2303-22-0003.R2
Published online: June 21, 2023 | Number of Views: 166 | Number of Download: 90
The Muslim Rohingya minority has endured decades of marginalization and harassment. They are natives of western Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Since 1982, members of the Rohingya minority have been stateless and are attempting to get Burmese citizenship. The Rohingya are one of the most endangered refugee populations on earth, according to UNHCR, and are widely dispersed, living in refugee camps located in Bangladesh. The military dictatorship in Myanmar did not have a favorable view of the nation’s rebellious minority groups and violently put down any minority dissent. Despite having 135 officially recognised minority groups, Myanmar is far from having a multicultural society. In Myanmar, ethnicity and religion have had a significant impact on the development of national identity that systematically excludes Rohingya. This study makes the case that the alleged political radicalism of Myanmar’s Buddhist population is to be responsible for the exclusion of the Rohingya. This study explores how political Buddhism may be used to understand the segregation of Rohingya in Myanmar through an analysis of views or their philosophy. The conclusion is that Buddhist political extremism has significantly contributed to the marginalisation of Rohingya in Myanmar. However, it is not the only one; underdevelopment and poverty are also significant contributors.
Keywords: Buddhist, Migrants, Myanmar, Political Extremism, Rohingya
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