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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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...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...