In Myanmar, there exists an ethnic group called Rohingya that are recognized by the Govt as illegal immigrants. They are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
Rohingya people in Myanmar
Rohingya people are indigenous to Western Myanmar with an influence from the Arabs, Mughals and Portuguese. Since they also originate from Bangladesh, the government recognizes them as illegal immigrants and want to reduce them
Rohingya = Arab Mughal Portuguese
Slowly moved to Bangladesh
You aren't from Myanmar? Get out or else!
Rohingya people have face military crackdowns since 1978, but it has gotten much worse, particularly in 2017-18. These 2 years represent when most Rohingya people were forced out of Myanmar.
People grew tired of persecution, such as Ata Ullah, and started a group to fight back against the government. This sounds like a good idea, but it eventually led to this group killing innocent people and launching random attacks.
Created theArakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa)
Most Rohingya people actually didn't agree with the ideas of Arsa but couldn't do anything about it, so even they got accused of siding with them.
We will fight for freedom!
We don't agree with your ways of fighting for freedom!
All Rohingya people were attacked, with 288 villages burned, forcing over 600 thousand people to migrate to the neighboring country, Bangladesh.