Saturday, June 23, 2012

Her future is our mandate

This little girl is leaving school in Taknaf, Bangladesh. The photojournalist doesn’t tell us anything about her but Taknaf is the only place Bangladesh connects with Burma (Myanmar) by a small river called the Naf & it is the locale where thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Burma are being refused entry & asylum in Bangladesh. Forced to return to extreme state-sponsored violence in Burma, some Rohingyas have abandoned infants in Bangladesh, hoping they would find mercy. The right of children to grow up in a world free of hatred & conflict isn’t a pipe dream; it’s a mandate.  (Photo by Saurabh Das/AP)

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