Rohingya crisis and its Implications for the Region

  • Apart from impinging upon Myanmar’s internal security, the Rohingya crisis is also posing a security challenge to the South and Southeast Asia.
  • Although ARSA has reportedly denied any connection with the IS, suspicions persist about linkages between the two groups.
  • The systematic deprivation and gross violations of basic human rights have forced Rohingyas to flee their native land and seek refuge in neighbouring states including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and India.
  • They have been unable to rebuild their lives in most of these countries due to the lack of opportunities provided by the host nations.
  • The economic burden on receiving country emanating from the huge refugee influx.