West Papuan Culture

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The western portion of the island of New Guinea is involved West Papua. West Papua is understood as the world's one of the biggest asset wealthiest nations which has high substance of unrefined petroleum, copper, gold and timber from its rainforests, which is a territory to tree kangaroos and excellent winged creatures. The number of inhabitants in West Papua comprises of roughly one million, whereby the locals generally make due on chasing and assembling. Prior to the year 1949, West Papua stayed under the control of Dutch settlement, which turned into a free country state now known as Indonesia. The religion followed in West Papua is for the most part Christianity, however the locals still have their convictions alive. The majority of the …show more content…
Later, there was a mediation from the US in 1962 and United Nation were given the charge to take care of the nation. Be that as it may, this control was later moved to Indonesia in a year without the counsel of West Papuans. Despite the fact that the locals opposed to Indonesian tenet, and they had the privilege to rehearse their privilege of self-determination, a large number of Papuans were detained and executed by the Indonesian Military. UN concurred that there would be a vote called "Demonstration of Free Choice" whereby the locals could vote on the off chance that they needed to stay under the control of Indonesia or turn into an autonomous country at the end of the day. This understanding by the US was a sham. Indonesian military announced the Papuans as excessively primitive, making it impossible to be an equitable nation and chose 1026 agents of one million populace to vote. These agents were debilitated to be slaughtered on the off chance that they voted in favor of a just choice. The result was supportive of the Indonesian government as West Papua would stay as a piece of Indonesia. There were dissents from the Papuans yet without much of any result and this demonstration by UN and Indonesia was called "Demonstration of No Choice" (Banivanua-Mar, …show more content…
This gathering was for the most part outfitted with bows and bolts and made assaults on the very much equipped military strengths of Indonesia. They were likewise effective in shutting down the extraction of gold and copper from the biggest gold mine of the world. This war between the OPM and the Indonesian Military continued for quite a long time. After the fall of the Indonesian military despot, in 1998, the Morning Star banner began flying around in West Papua and an open congress was held in the year 2001 and it was reaffirmed that West Papua is an autonomous country (Broek & Szalay, 2001). This likewise offered energy to Papuan Presidium Council (PDP) to increase world acknowledgment. PDP then attempted their level best to hold serene chats with Indonesia, which was not fruitful. The president of PDP was killed and the Indonesian military again moved in murdering a huge number of individuals for flying the

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