India, the world’s largest democracy, is oddly out of sync with the international community over Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims – victims of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity – even as the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh crossed the 300,000 mark and Buddhist-majority Myanmar announced harsher and more repressive measures to intimidate the Rohingyas.
A police officer in Kolkata, India, tries to stop a demonstrator from breaking a police barricade during a rally against killings of Rohingyas on September 7, 2017. (Reuters)
The liberal argument
A Rohingya refugee girl drinks river water as she waits for boat to cross the border through Naf river in Maungdaw, Myanmar, September 7, 2017. (Reuters)