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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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...