Myanmar's Buddhist Burmese nationalism: Implications for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

Myanmar's Buddhist Burmese nationalism: Implications for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

Ethno-religious tensions and sectarian violence has been a key characteristic in Myanmar ever since its independence. One of the gravest conflicts in the country is, no doubt, the inhumanity directed towards those titled the “most persecuted minority”, i.e. the Muslim Rohingya minority by the dominant Buddhist Rakhines. Historically the violence against the Rohingya minority has been consistent in nature and due to this, the people belonging to this repressed minority have had to find refuge in other states due to their fear of life and no human rights.

Having started from the pre-colonial times, the oppressive nature of Buddhist Burmese chauvinism has been one of the core reasons driving the brutality against the Muslim minority.

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