Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

The keystone for peace in Myanmar is the desires of the UWSA, head of the self-styled Northern Alliance

China may have an ulterior motive to play peacemaker in Myanmar

KACHIN STATE, Myanmar — In early March, Myanmar’s government sat down with a coalition of ethnic rebel groups, including the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), trying to jump-start peace negotiations that had sputtered out after...
Rohingya Crisis In Southeast Asia: The Jihadi Dimension – Analysis

Rohingya Crisis In Southeast Asia: The Jihadi Dimension – Analysis

The Rohingya problem is an old one. After nearly 70 years, the problem has been greatly aggravated by rising sectarian violence by radical Buddhist groups against Muslims and the involvement of transnational terrorist groups...
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Hanging of Mufti Hannan may not mean the end of HuJI in Bangladesh

SOURCE: http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/hanging-mufti-hannan-may-not-mean-end-huji-bangladesh_akumar_190417 Anand Kumar April 19, 2017 At one time, the terror outfit Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (Movement of the Islamic Holy War) was one of the strongest extremist outfits in Bangladesh and its aspiration was the implementation...
Volunteers and MP Louis Ng launched public exhibition revealing the story of Rohingya

Volunteers and MP Louis Ng launched public exhibition revealing the story of Rohingya refugees’...

A public exhibition organised by Singapore’s first volunteer advocacy group for refugees showcased the little-known story of Rohingya refugees rescued by Acehnese fishermen. It was launched by Member of Parliament Louis Ng and lasted till...
Their shelters are not strong enough to withstand these extreme weather patterns

The ‘silent crisis’ of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

(CNN)They say they ran from murder and persecution. They've ended up in mud huts on the Bay of Bengal. And with the torrential rains of the monsoon season approaching, along with the threat of cyclones...
The problem is that both Rohingyas and other people flying home for various reasons into Jammu and Kashmir,

Rohingyas at the crossroads

The fate of the Rohingya Muslims in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir hangs in the balance. From Myanmar where even tonsured monks in sacred garbs participated in their chase out of their...
Saudi Arabia’s support for the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar is expected to continue for some time.

Saudi Arabia’s Colliding Interests in Myanmar

Saudi Arabia’s support for the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar is expected to continue for some time. Despite Aung San Suu Kyi’s decades-old image as an embattled political prisoner and proponent of ardent reform as...
The site of the arson attack on Rohingya refugee dwellings. Credit: Syed Junaid Hashmi

With Death Threats and Arson, Life is Precarious for Jammu’s Rohingya Refugees

The latest campaign against the Rohingya has been triggered by false rumours that government documents – Aadhaar cards, state subject certificates, ration cards and voter I-cards – had been recovered from them. Jammu: Businessmen want...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...