As per one of the spokesmen for Myanmar’s military-installed government, COVID-19 vaccines will be given to members of the country’s persecuted Rohingya ethnic group.
Rohingyas, the Muslim minority, the persecuted ones, remain the target of a fierce counter-insurgency campaign.
The Muslim minority (Rohingyas) the persecuted minority, remain the target of a fierce counter-insurgency campaign in Myanmar also.
Rohingyas have been subjected to discrimination and were also denied citizenship and other basic human rights.
Government spokesman Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun made the announcement at a news conference in Naypyidaw. In the capital also, authorities are trying to vaccinate 50 per cent of the country’s population this year.
Myanmar’s already poor public health system was weakened further by the political turmoil caused by the February coup.
The country’s military Tatmadaw has taken over the power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
India maintains a clear stance on the current situation in Burma. The current situation has given rise to several other problems including migration.
The country remains in full support of restoring the democratic process in Myanmar. Earlier, the ASEAN leaders had also urged the head of Myanmar’s military chief Senior General Min Aung to end the violence in Myanmar.
Following the coup violence in Myanmar, its security forces have killed several people during the crackdown.
The military junta brands a rival National Unity Government set up by supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi as a terrorist group.
Myanmar’s internal displacement is estimated to be around 100,000 including men, women and children.
Also, this crisis in Burma has been forcing these people to enter other bordering countries including India. Therefore, the migrants’ problem is another issue arising from the Myanmar crisis.
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