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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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...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...