• Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:21 am

Kudos to Maldives for stepping up

  • Published at 11:00 pm February 26th, 2020
Rohingya refugee
Photo: MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU

The Rohingya crisis has gone on for far too long

The Rohingya crisis is perhaps the biggest humanitarian crisis of our times.

Even though international pressure has been slow to build, Gambia’s unprecedented move of taking Myanmar to court at the International Court of Justice blew the doors wide open, as we now have another nation joining the cause: Maldives.

While Bangladesh has gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing those that are fleeing persecution at the hands of the Myanmar administration and its overzealous army, it is high time that the country faced justice for its atrocities and indeed ensured the safe return of the Rohingya back to their homeland.

To that end, international pressure on Myanmar is going to prove instrumental.

It is heartening to see Maldives also join the fray, as the nation recently made the decision to file a declaration of intervention at the ICJ. But it is worth noting that Maldives has been a staunch advocate of holding Myanmar accountable for the atrocities it committed against the Rohingya in Rakhine.

The Rohingya crisis has gone on for far too long, exacerbated further by years of inaction on the part of the international community. What has been absolutely unexpected and unprecedented is that it took two small nations such as Gambia and Maldives to finally realize just how big an injustice is taking place in Myanmar.

But more can always be done, and indeed should be done.

While the gumption of these two small nations has undoubtedly helped a great deal in ensuring justice for the Rohingya, we hope that this will inspire more, bigger nations to finally wake up to the atrocities that Myanmar has been carrying on for years now.

After all, the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good to do nothing.

79
77
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail