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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‘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...