Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Myanmar police block a street in a neighborhood in Mingala Taungnyunt township in the commercial capital Yangon during a confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims, May 10, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Seven in Yangon Scuffle Between Buddhist Nationalists And Muslims

Myanmar police arrested and charged two monks and five Buddhist nationalists on Thursday for their involvement in a confrontation in a Yangon neighborhood where they claimed that ethnic Rohingya Muslims were hiding “illegally.” Two men...
Randhawa for expediting process of deporting Rohingyas

Randhawa for expediting process of deporting Rohingyas

JAMMU: Jammu Bachao Abhiyan (JBA) expressed gratitude to the Central Government for initiating action against illegal settlement of foreigner immigrants in Jammu and Samba Districts. While addressing media persons here on Wednesday, Convenor JBA and...
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer (photo by AFP)

Red Cross demands access to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

An international humanitarian aid group has asked the government of Myanmar to give it access to help the Muslim Rohingya community in the county’s troubled Rakhine State. Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee...
A boy sits in a burnt area after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe

No rights for the Rohingya: Bangladesh PM words will fall upon deaf ears

IN the famous words of Hannah Arendt: “a man who is nothing but a man has lost the very qualities which make it possible for other people to treat him as a fellow man.” Such...
Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

When Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to collect her Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, the committee’s chairman described how her “firmness of principle” in the struggle for human rights and democracy had...
65 ethnic Rakhine Buddhist families relocated to nearby village

Myanmar closes second refugee camp in western state

A refugee camp housing displaced Buddhist families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was closed Thursday, officials said. The camp is the second to be closed in recent weeks as part of the government’s effort to resettle...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...