Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Who Are The Rohingnya? Why Are They Victims Of Such Gravity From The Myanmar Government/People?

The Rohingya people of Arakan are mostly Muslims with a small Hindu population among them. They are racially Indo-Semitic. They are not an ethnic group developed from one tribal group affiliation or single racial stock. Tides of people like the Brahmins from India, Arabs, Moghuls, Bengalis, Turks and people from Central Asia, came mostly as traders, warriors and preachers overland or through the sea route to Arakan. 

Many settled in Arakan, during the Indian Chandra period, mixing with the local people formed the first nucleus of the Rohingya people in Arakan. Hence due to their settlement and common sufferings in Myanmar, they are identified found as the Rohingyas of Arakan, chronicled from the 3rd century to 1406 A.D. 
The language of the Chandras was proto-Chittagonian: Sanskrit, Pali, and Arabic mixed similar to what Francis Buchanon Hamilton found in 1799 with Rohingyas in Burma spoken by the Chakmas and Thanchangras of Arakan and Bangladesh, with its written form similar to Bengali found in the Anand Chandra Inscription (reference to the Vaishali and The Indianization of Arakan by Noel Singer); the controlled territories as far north to Chittagong.
Dated from 957 A.D. there had been a huge migration of Tibeto-Burman Theraveda Buddhist population into the plains of Arakan. They took possession of Arakan from the Chandras thus forcing the Indian looking people to retreat either towards the northern part of Arakan or back to Bengal, making it the first Indian exodus of Arakaniese people into Bengal. 

Following to the event of 1784 Burmese invasion of Arakan, Burmese king took the Arakani chronicles to Burma proper. The Arakani Sanskrit chronicles were rewritten in Burmese along with a tendentious interpretation of events entered into the present Arakani history to purify Arakan of Muslim traces for their only Buddhist mongoloid race dated past 3000 years.

The Burmese has deep rooted grudge and infinite hatred, especially when the Rohingyas recruited to wage war under the colors of the British military in the First, Second and Third Anglo-Burmese War and where they lost, resulting the Rohingya people returning to Arakan.
The early history of Arakan has been generally considered to be that of a province of eastern India, yet has been neglected by both Indian and Southeast Asian historians. The dynamics of the Arakan history needs to be examine from the beginnings of urbanization until the rise of the Burmese empire which subsequently dominated Arakanese culture and the Rohingnyas, a stateless people. 
Reflecting on the Chandra rule, the vast territories encompassing Chittagong should rightfully be the land for the Rohingnyas and not the Bangladeshi. In 1958, exodus of Rohingnyas refugees were allowed to enter refugees camps in Bangladesh.