ARNO Press Release
Joint Statement: 2014 Census in Burma must be universal and inclusive of Rohingya
Joint Statement by Rohingya organisations:
2014 Census in Burma must be universal and inclusive of Rohingya
Recently the United Nations Population Fund UNFPA) has agreed to support Burma’s proposed 2014 population and housing census. But ‘Rights groups worry that if not conducted properly, the census could marginalize minorities such as the Rohingya or those living in one of Burma's many conflict areas.’
No true census has ever been taken in Burma, and great injustice has been done to the ethnic Rohingyas. The government of U Thein Sein is beyond exception. His current wind of change has not touched the Rohingyas yet. Rather racist and xenophobic plans have been patronized and projected against them.