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Rohingya connection? Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi stripped off Amnesty International’s Highest Honour

Indians who are closely observing the Myanmar violence that broke out due to the Rohingya Muslims, might know how these immigrants could pose a serious security threat to India. That’s why the Modi government decided to deport the Rohingyas from India even though there was stiff opposition from the Congress and alliance.

An international report had even claimed that the Rohingyas had murdered around 100 Hindus of a single village and then they were mass buried. That’s the intensity of the brutality of the Rohingyas. But when anyone tried to expose the barbarity of these Rohingyas, few of the international organisations conspired and tried to silence them. BBC even went on to the extent of publishing the pictures of Hindu refugees in Myanmar as the homeless Rohingya Muslims. But the mainstream media didn’t dare to call them as fake news factory.

Now in what called as a shocking incident, Human Rights organisation Amnesty International withdrew its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, that was conferred to Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. That’s because she didn’t tolerate the violence of Rohingyas?

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo tweeted about this decision with an letter attached to it. The letter read “You (Aung San Suu Kyi) have chosen to overlook and excuse the brutal oppression and crimes against humanity committed by the military against the Rohingya and against minorities in Kachin and the northern Shan States, and your office has actively shielded the military from international scrutiny and accountability. We have also been appalled to witness your administration spread hate narratives against minorities, fostering rather than challenging discrimination and hostility”.

“Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights. Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you. We will publicly announce the withdrawal two days from now, on 13 November” added the letter.

It should be noted that Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, who had won the Nobel Peace Prize is being preached about non-violence by an organisation which is accused of several violations. Let me not forget to mention that Amnesty International’s Bangalore office was raided by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.

Slamming the Amnesty international, ED in its statement had said “After Amnesty international India Foundation Trust was denied the permission/registration under FCRA, 2010 by [Ministry of Home Affairs], they resorted to bypass the FCRA Act by floating commercial entity in the name of Amnesty International India Pvt Ltd”.


Hansika Raj

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