Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

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Congress opens front against Rohingyas; seeks deportation

JAMMU: Lambasting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not respecting the mandate given by the people of Jammu, senior vice-president J and K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Sham Lal Sharma on Monday said the...
Myanmar Buddhist monks participate in an anti-Muslim demonstration in Sittwe, Rakhine State on July 3, 2016. Sectarian violence has left scores dead since 2012. Photo: AFP / Win Moe

Radical Buddhist revival in Myanmar

Ma Ba Tha, a Buddhist fundamentalist group that has promoted violence against minority Muslims in Myanmar, announced on January 27 that it would organize national protests against proposed amendments to race and religion laws....
Thengar Char, the proposed site for Rohingya refugees, in 2015

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh to Be Relocated to Remote Island

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s government is moving forward with a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees staying in camps near the country’s largest tourist resort towns to a remote island that is underwater for much...

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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...