Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Riot-hit Rohingya Muslims take refuge in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Looking at least 10 years older than his age, 27-year-old Mohammed Shaker can pass off as a north Indian settled in Hyderabad but for his broken Hindi. Shaker is actually a Rohingya Muslim who fled Myanmar for safety and sought refuge in Hyderabad four months ago to escape the sectarian violence and bloodshed that is rocking the Southeast Asian nation.

Ask him how he landed in Hyderabad, and Shaker recalls his three-day long arduous journey on foot through a rough mountain terrain in the dead of the night to reach the Myanmar border from where he was made to board a boat run by smugglers to reach the Bangladesh border. Hours later, he reached the shore and was stowed in a truck to be finally dropped near the West Bengal border. And it took him 9 days to finally land in Hyderabad.

There are many refugees like Shaker in Hyderabad. They have chilling stories to narrate about the ongoing sectarian violence in Myanmar. "Muslims are forbidden by Buddhists to step out of their houses during daytime. Those who refuse to comply with this order are killed. My uncle who stepped out of the house got killed this way," said Mohammed Shamshu, 25, while his companion Mohammed Shoeb, 19, showed on his mobile phone gory pictures of Muslim men being stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Healthcare, education and other services are a distant dream for us, Shoeb added.

"Shopkeepers would not sell ration to us. As a result, we stealthily buy food items in the dark and sustain by eating once in a day or two," said Mohammed Sadiq, another refugee highlighting the terrible toll of hunger. Many Muslim women who lost their husbands in the riots ended up starving as even their cattle was taken away from them, rued Sadiq, who was fortunate enough to escape along with his wife. Both Muslim men and women willing to marry have to separately cough up a hefty tax, and pay even more if the married couple has children, but the same did not apply to Buddhists, he lamented.

Fleeing from their native country, the Rohingya Muslims have settled down in many cities in India, including Hyderabad. From about 150 such settlers in early 2012, the number of Rohingya Muslims in the city has shot up to 1,200 now. These asylum seekers, mostly in the young age group, are settled in Hafizbabanagar, Balapur and Kishanbagh areas of Old City, work as daily wagers and live crammed into cheap quarters.

"After the riots in Myanmar in June last year, there was a fresh wave of exodus late last year. Besides India, these refugees are fleeing to Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore and other countries," said Mazher Hussain, executive director, Confederation of Voluntary Associations (Cova), the implementation partner of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hyderabad.

The latest round of violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine region erupted in June 2012 after the alleged rape and murder of a Buddhist girl by Muslim men. Experts said that this violence is the latest in a long history of state-sponsored repression against Rohingya Muslims. The minority was targeted in pogroms in 1978, stripped of their citizenship in 1982 and exposed to rampant human rights abuse, including slave labour and torture that led to a second exodus into Bangladesh in 1991-1992. Islam is practiced by 4% of Myanmar's population.

According to the United Nations, clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims have left 115,000 people displaced and several dead. The Rohingyas have been described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities.

India being a secular country should support and give refuge to Muslims coming from Myanmar and other parts because of violence. India should also consider giving these Muslims citizenship of India if they don't want to go back to their own country because of fear.


  1. Yes we should encourage Mus!ims it will good if are more and for becoming majority this will help.

    1. All rohingyas should be sentback to myanmar where the burmese will chop them to pice & feed tothe dogs..
      the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.

  2. That will be foolish. It is an internal issue of Myanmar and India shouldn't interfere. Also these refugees should be immediately arrested and deported. The Rohingya muslims have been involved in militant activities since the mid 40s. Yes there is/was discrimination but that is for the Burmese to settle between themselves and the international community might pitch whenever required.

    1. Shut up you fake ass hole hindu hiding behind muslim name

    2. Iilyas you are residing in india and abusing hindus...Muslims like you should be punished by chopping off your heads...

  3. The reason islam grew in the last century is that the west was occupied with the cold war. To those who claim that islam is the fastest growing, I want to refer them to an article written by a muslim shiekh entitled : Christian missionaries sweeping the islamic world : , written by Shiekh Salman Al-Odeh . Young muslims have the duty to wake up and realize that the islamic world lags behind every body else , and that the only chance for them to cope with civilization is to look at islam as a form of social reform movement of historic nature , and not as something from God they have to follow as is .This way they will become open minded and their life style will be more accepted to rest of the civilized world .

    The Rest of the world thinks Muslims as Uncivilized Islamic dogs.

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    2. Intakab, teri ammi'ka aur baki sab ki chut mai thik karta hu .... suar aur kutte ki aulad !!!!

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    3. Intakab, teri ammi ka chut aur gand ka khujli bhul gaya keya ?

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    Because Hindu/Sikh men are vegetarian they have good blood circulation and are youthful with glowing skin and good looking features. Good blood circulation makes the penis erect hard.

    Muslim men eat too much meat so they become impotent and grow older faster.

    Hindus/Sikhs do yoga so they can do sex in all sorts of position.

    Hindus are experts in sexuality.

    Muslims are not allowed to perform oral and anal sex.

    Hindu men can please Muslim women in their mouths, vagina and anus.

    Muslim men are over protective of their women. They abuse their women and only care about their own short lasting orgasm.

    Hindu men treat their wifes like angels with love. Thats why many Muslim womenhave Hindu lovers.

    Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men. So Muslim women have sex with Hindu as secret lovers but keep the fat, bald ugly Arab Muslim as financial provider.