Rohingya Insurgency groups in Bangladesh

Photograph of an RSO document, issued in Bangladesh in 1992. Photo by Anonymous.

Since the attack and burning of the No Man's Land Rohingya refugee encampment on January 18th, 2023, there has been much discussion about the role of the Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO) in the incident. This photo is of a document belonging to the relative of the photographer. The relative was a member of the RSO in Bangladesh in the 1990s and the document dates back to 1992.

How well do you know your history? Who were the Rohingya Independence Force (RIF)? How did Rohingya Patriotic Front (RPF) come to be? When did the Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO) emerge? And how did Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front (ARIF) come to be? And then how did Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) happen?

Want the answers? Read A F K Jilani's book: The Rohingyas of Arakan, Their quest for Justice.