Arakanese Pens

msa November 8, 2016

By Ali Johar | New Dehli Yes I am a Rohingya Yes I am from Myanmar But I too am Human Somewhere I am persecuted, Somewhere I am tortured. Somewhere I am killed, Somewhere I am kidnapped. Yes I am a Rohingya Somewhere I am restricted, Somewhere my rights are denied. Somewhere I am discriminated, Somewhere […]

msa November 4, 2016

By Aamir bin Harun If Myanmar military keep continues extra-Judicial killing to the most persecuted Rohingyas mainly women then it concerns to the world body “but” if the world body won’t stands neutrally toward the Justice of Rohingyas in this Propaganda killing by the Military of Myanmar in collaboration with Rakines community then it’s a […]

ZYA September 23, 2016

By Aman Ullah (On the nine years commemoration of Saffron Revolution) Nine years ago, in 2007, thousands of barefooted monks chanting the Metta Sutta, a prayer of love and compassion, marched in cities across Burma including Rangoon and Mandalay , calling for an improvement in public well-being in the face of the growing economic hardships […]

ZYA September 21, 2016

By Aman Ullah Across the last two thousand years, there has been great deal of local vibrancy as well as movement of different ethnic peoples through the region. For the last millennium or so, Muslims (Rohingyas) and Buddhists (Rakhines) have historically lived on both side of Naaf River, which marks the modern border with Bangladesh […]

ZYA September 15, 2016

By Aman Ullah Jamiatul Ulama in North Arakan, the first Political Organization of Rohingya, was established in 1932 under the leadership of Moulana Abdus Subhan Mazaheri. Moulan Habibur Rahman. Moulana Amir Hamza, mufti Saeedur Rahman, Moulana Sayed Azeem, Moulana Sultan Ahmad, Moulana Abdush Shakur and Moulana Abul Khair were prominent members of Majlis-e Shoura. There […]

ZYA September 11, 2016

By Aman Ullah Soon after independence, the Anti Fascist Peoples Freedom League (AFPFL) regime dismissed a great many Muslim officers and officials and replaced by Arakanese Buddhists who increasingly offended the Muslim community, discriminating against them, putting their elders to ridicule and treating them arbitrarily. The authorities made no effort at all to correct the […]

ZYA September 2, 2016

By Aman Ullah Since the holding of the Constituent Assembly elections till 1962 military takeover 3 general elections were held for both houses of Parliament in 1951, 1956 and 1960 respectively. In 1951 general elections Muslims won 5 seats, four in the Lower House and one in the Upper House. The AFPFL won 3 seats […]

ZYA September 1, 2016

By Aman Ullah Since 1947, the Rakhine Buddhists leaders were trying for granting State to Arakan as per Shan, Karen Ni, and Kachin. The Rees Williams Commission set up in 1947 to examine the necessity of granting ‘States’ to different areas, but initially it kept aside the question of granting statehood to Arakan. Later 3 […]

ZYA August 31, 2016

By Amn Ullah “If two brothers cannot live together they must live apart independently of each other”. Sultan Mahmud Sultan Mahmud was a prominent leader of Burma and Muslims of Arakan. He was born and brought up at Akyab and educated at Calcutta. Mr. Sultan Mahmud was ex-cabinet secretary, an important post in British India […]

ZYA August 26, 2016

By Aman Ullah (This is an extraction of ‘Influence of Indian Esoterism on Sculptures of Arākān’ written by Vinay Kumar Rao, Assistant Professor Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India) Arākān region is situated in its western mountainous region and stretches for about 560 Kilometres along the eastern shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. It is separated from […]