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Is Citizenship the Answer? Constructions of belonging and exclusion for the stateless Rohingya of Burma

  title={Is Citizenship the Answer? Constructions of belonging and exclusion for the stateless Rohingya of Burma},
  author={Cresa L. Pugh},
The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group in Arakan State, Burma, are among the most vulnerable and persecuted populations across the globe. Despite their significant historical presence in the country, the Government of Burma does not recognise the Rohingya as citizens, thus rendering the population stateless. Many observers argue that the root cause of the crisis is the group’s denial of legal status, suggesting that granting them citizenship would offer a lasting solution. While the… Expand
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