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Eradication Hundreds: Rohingya and Canadian Media

eradication hundreds: Myanmar's anti-Rohingya atrocities did not begin on Aug. 25 as a crackdown on Rohingya militants, as news media reported but are the perpetuation of decades of persecution, marginalization, segregation, expulsion, and eradication, according to Metro News. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were driven off land they had lived on for generations by bloody military campaigns in 1978 and 1991. The current desperate mass exodus of Rohingya may seem sudden, but this is only because Canadian media has largely neglected their plight for so long. They were stripped of citizenship in 1982, leaving them without civil rights one of the largest stateless populations in the world. They have been tortured, assaulted, and killed with impunity; legally restricted from marrying and having children, including through federal Race and Religion Protection Laws passed in 2015; and imprisoned in internally displaced person camps, where they are deprived of food, water, and medical care, and are not permitted to leave in 2014, Save the Children reported that some Rohingya were resorting to eating glue . If the international community can't help us, please drop a bomb on us and kill all of us, one woman living in a camp pled to a group of British researchers in 2014. Since 1994, the government has refused to issue birth certificates for Rohingya babies. function set Cookie related path / ; Related Trudeau urges Burma's Suu Kyi to condemn atrocities against Rohingya Muslims Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map The Rohingya were erased from the national census in 2014, and prohibited from voting or running for office in the elections in 2015. ( As reported in the news.