Responsable : Jacques Leider

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Jacques P. Leider @ Université Malaya, Malaisie
Jacques Leider a donné, 10 juillet 2019, une présentation intitulée "Origin of Conflict, Roots of Violence: Historical Dimensions of the Rakhine State Crisis," à l'université Malaya, Malaisie.

Abstrait :
The disenfranchisement of the Rohingyas being one of numerous rights violations hurting Muslims in Rakhine State during the last decades has stood at the forefront of discussions of the conundrum of the Rakhine State crisis since 2012. Their persecution, which has recently led to ICC - accusations of genocide, is closely tied to the border policies of the previous military regime. Moreover, the interpretation of Rohingya marginalization has connected their case to prevalent islamophobia in the country. The presentation will argue that to understand the conflictual origins in Rakhine state, it is important to look beyond state-led violence and the mass flights to Bangladesh since the 1970s. The history of Muslim communities in Myanmar before and after independence, the specific impact of decolonization hastened by the events of WW II in Arakan (Rakhine State) and the state of Buddhist-Muslim relations during the multi-party parliamentarian period (1948-62) need to be included in the study of the roots of violence.