Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

A Rohingya boy walks at a refugee camp in Sitwe, in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Exclusive: U.N. criticizes Myanmar plan to resettle Rohingya in ‘camp-like’ villages

By Simon Lewis and Wa Lone | YANGON The United Nations' refugee agency has criticized a Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent violence in "camp-like" villages, saying it risks stoking tensions,...
Emotions aside, and the threats and inflictions of violence condemned, there are double standards visible from all around

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...
Rohingyas are predominantly a Muslim ethnic group concentrated in Myanmar

‘Kolkata key transit point for Rohingya Muslims’

60% of illegal immigrants in India are also Rohingyas Kolkata has become a key transit point for Rohingya refugees, claims a UK-based international human rights group. The 10-year-old organisation – Restless Beings – also says that...
Visiting Chinese special envoy urges Dhaka

Resolve Rohingya crisis bilaterally

Visiting Chinese special envoy urges Dhaka Diplomatic Correspondent China, which has strong relations with both Myanmar and Bangladesh, has asked Bangladesh to resolve the current diplomatic tension with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis bilaterally. Chinese special envoy Sun...
A view of one of the narrow alleys inside the camp for the Rohingya in Delhi. Photo:Divya Trivedi

Rage against refugees

Members of the Jammu Citizens Forum and Team Jammu during a rally against the settlement of the Rohingya and Bangladeshis, in Jammu on April 4. Photo:PTI The sudden rise in hostility against the Rohingya and...
Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Brussels and human rights in Burma

Joint Letter to Governments on the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Burma

Urge the Burmese Government to Allow Unfettered Access Related Content Download Letter Dear Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, call on States, including the United States, United Kingdom and the member states of the European Union, Association of Southeast...
Myanmar official compares Rohingya militant attack to 9/11

Myanmar official compares Rohingya militant attack to 9/11

A top official in Myanmar has compared an attack last year by Muslim militants that killed nine police officers and sparked a brutal army crackdown to America's experience on September 11. But a leading researcher...
Some unidentified people warned us to vacate Jammu. They also threatened to burn down our tents," said 21-year old Imran Hussain

Rohingya refugees: Stateless entities knock on Delhi UNHCR’s door

By:Aijaz Nazir Several Rohingya Muslim families have arrived at Delhi’s UNHCR office after leaving Jammu city, where they were warned by the right wing political parties and the traders’ association to leave Jammu. In February,...
Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Brussels and human rights in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Brussels and human rights in Burma

Published by HRW on April 27, 2017 Donald Tusk President of the European Council Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175 1048 Brussels Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de...
The Indian government allowed us to stay for so many years. Now if the Indian government talks to our rights in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims make an emotional appeal to PM Modi

The difficulties of Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of Jammu are increasing. There is constant pressure on the state government to pressure these people living in the non-legal way out of the state....

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘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...