According to the latest statistics, a total of 20,000 people lost their home in Maungdaw, Myanmar. 24 villages were burned in Maungdaw and Buthidaung. 500 people were killed, 60 people were victims of rape, 1,500 people disappeared and 8 mosques were burned and destroyed.
This cruelty is happening towards the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. It was another series of "ethnic cleansing" which is altogether a very inhumane act.
Contrary to what is taught by the Dalai Lama, "my religion is very simple, my religion is kindness." Dalai Lama is a "spiritual leader" of Buddha in Tibet. The Buddhist monks in Myanmar should have rejected and opposed the atrocities committed by Myanmar's military junta.
The Rohingya in Myanmar are not terrorists, they are also citizens of Myanmar. Why are they treated so badly? What sins have the small children who were also killed committed? What sins have the mothers who were breast-feeding who were also killed without mercy committed?
Aung San Suu Kyi has tasted the harshness of life on May 2, 2008 in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. With only candles lighting the nights. Because of the darkness, Suu Kyi was finally freed on November 13, 2010 and eventually became a leader in Myanmar.
The pain and the hardship faced by Suu Kyi was enough to make her learn and understand the meaning of living in hardship. As a woman leader, Suu Kyi should not turn a blind eye on the atrocities committed against the children and mothers of Rohingya Muslims.
Any religion does not teach to commit violence against others. Democratic principle held so long by Suu Kyi while under house arrest also does not justify the enactment of inhuman cruelty on others.
Suu Kyi is a person with strong hold on the teachings of Buddha. Suu Kyi has spent her house arrest by meditating according to the teachings of Buddha. Suu Kyi also wrote about peace and love through "The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements".
If Suu Kyi is a firm believer in the teachings of Buddha, she should not make such bad violence towards the Rohingya Muslims. On September 22, 2007, a group of Buddhist monks protested the government of Myanmar to release Suu Kyi under the human rights.
Now, the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims are also related to human rights. It is more brutal, and more tragic than just someone who is only under house arrest.
International law, international political pressure and Buddhist monks were once used to free Suu Kyi from house arrest. Now, the same must be used by all parties to put an end to the brutal murder of Rohingya in Myanmar.
Have mercy on them, what sins have children committed to be killed, women to be raped and mosques to be destroyed. They are not armed and are treated as though they are enemies in a war.
Stop this cruelty. There are no Nobel Prize Award winners who make such cruelty when became a leader of a country. People across the world must condemn what is happening in Myanmar, including the Dalai Lama.
Buddhism does not teach violence, but kindness. It's a shame that someone who meditates strongly like Suu Kyi violates their own beliefs. Buddhism does not teach killing innocent people.