Rohingya Crisis: An Act against Sovereignty or of Sovereignty

Dhwija Shah
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
Telangana, India

Volume II – Issue II, 2019

Often the concept of freedom and justice is misinterpreted and misjudged. The outcome of such interpretations has been suffered quite a few times. From time and again, it has been observed that discrimination stands in the way of imparting justice and enjoyment of the sense of freedom. Recognition of human rights is an innovative initiative guaranteeing reservation of rights and freedom to an individual. As rightly pointed out by Jonathan Sacks, “True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and the judicial system in which the rights are not secured by the denial of rights to others.” Since decades, the refugees all over the world have been facing discrimination and are denied of their fundamental rights and freedoms, and also, humane behaviour towards them is being bargained. Rohingya refugees, since the 12th century, have been the targets of such discrimination and have been longing for human rights since. The objective of this article to study and analyze the problems faced by these refugees. The article further focuses on the stand taken by the government of India in defining the nationality of these refugees and provides suggestions for the same.


 Download Full Paper