The violent incidents have their roots in the coup that took place three years ago. Indeed, long time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir was oust from power by military generals amid a rebellion in April 2019. Since then, the military has been running the country through a Sovereign Council. Sudan Civil war continues in Sudan. Sudanese paramilitary forces and fighters from its allied Arab militias ransacked a town in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur, according to the United Nations. More than 800 people have died in the war so far. Let us tell you, there has been a war going on between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces for several months.
What is the reason for the ongoing violence in Sudan?
The violent incidents have their roots in the coup that took place three years ago. Indeed, long time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir was oust from power by military generals amid a rebellion in April 2019. Since then, the military has been running the country through a Sovereign Council. The army and RSF rivalry dates back to the rule of President Omar al-Bashir. The reason for the latest clash is that the Sudanese army believes that RSF comes under paramilitary force.
How did India react to Sudan violence?
A few months ago, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had said in a statement that the situation in Khartoum was extremely worrying and India was continuously monitoring the situation. At the same time, on the death of an Indian, Jaishankar said that he is very sad about it and the embassy is trying to provide all help to the family. Jaishankar had tweet saying that he was hurt by the death of an Indian citizen. The Indian Embassy is in touch with the victim’s family and the medical department to complete further formalities.
Fighting broke out between the two armies on Saturday
In fact, Sudan has seen continuous civil wars, coups and rebellions since the country’s independence. Something similar happened in Sudan on Saturday, when the power struggle spread to the capital Khartoum and surrounding areas. A conflict begins between the army and paramilitary forces, as both want to capture power in the country.
What is the reason for the conflict?
The biggest reason for the current situation in Sudan is an agreement between the two generals. In fact, former Sudanese dictator Omar al Bashir formed the RSF in 2013 during his rule. Eight years after the formation of the RSF, its commander General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, along with army commander General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, carried out a military coup in 2021. According to media reports, during that time there was an agreement between the two that RSF would be included in the army, but this did not happen.
There is a fight for control between the generals
Let us tell you that there is a fight between the two most powerful generals of Sudan for the power of the country. Tension has been simmering for weeks between Sudanese army commander General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan and General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo. Commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force. These two generals had carried out a military coup in Sudan. But less than two years after the coup, disputes between the two generals escalated.
Ans. The military regime tried to impose sharia law.
Ans. The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) under Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
Ans. Rapid Support Forces supported by the Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar.