Monthly Archives: June 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi said the investigation ‘would have created greater hostility between the different communities’. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar refuses visas to UN team investigating abuse of Rohingya Muslims

Government led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it will deny entry to mission after UN report said treatment of minority group could amount to ethnic cleansing Aung San Suu Kyi said the investigation ‘would...
Rohingya Muslim refugees provided with Aadhaar, but demand for driving licence unheard

Rohingya Muslim refugees provided with Aadhaar, but demand for driving licence unheard

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are doing odd jobs including rag picking for livelihood. None would believe Mohammed Yusuf and Abdul Shakoor are rag pickers. They are among 94 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar living...
He recounts how he completed his higher education in Statistics at the University of Sittwe with great difficulty.

Education as Empowerment: Rohingya Youth Set Up A Literacy Mission

NEW DELHI: Tucked inside a bustling working class locality in Vikaspuri, is a printing store that meshes perfectly with its surroundings. The store in itself is no different from the ones that dot the...
India's far-right turns hostile toward Rohingya refugees

India’s far-right turns hostile toward Rohingya refugees

After taking refuge in north India's Jammu City five years ago, the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are now facing death threats – and the possibility of another displacement – from the politicians and groups...
Four civilians from Tarein village, Maungdaw Township, were reportedly hunting for tortoises on Saturday morning near the Kyainchaung-Taungpyo road

Assailants kill four civilians in northern Arakan violence over weekend: govt

Attacks on civilians in northern Arakan State continued over the weekend, according to a statement from the Office of the State Counsellor, which described the assailants as “terrorists” in three violent incidents that saw...
Rohingya Muslim children wear traditional dresses on the ocasssion of Eid on Monday near a refugee camp in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Eid in exile is just another day for Rohingya Muslims in New Delhi

Alleged "ethnic cleansing" by the majority Buddhist community in the Rakhine state of Myanmar has forced over 11 lakh Rohingyas to take refuge in different parts of the world. Of these, about 14,000...
Muslims praying. File photo by by Antonio Melina/Agência Brasil, Wikipedia Commons.

Thoughts On This Year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr – OpEd: By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

This Sunday Muslims in the North America are going to celebrate their Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting. Many parts of the world will celebrate the Eid later based on local citing of the...
San Kyaw Hla, speaker of the Rakhine state parliament, addresses lawmakers during a session in Sittwe, western Myanmar's Rakhine state

Heightened Fears of Muslim Attack in Myanmar’s Maungdaw Forces Ethnic Rakhine to Flee

Several killings coupled with alarm about attacks by Rohingya Muslims have forced an increasing number of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists to flee volatile Maungdaw township in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, prompting troops in the area to...
Rakhine Chief Minister Nyi Pu (L) and Myanmar's high ranking military officers walk after a day trip with a diplomatic mission and United Nations officials to the Maungdaw areas in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar

Troops in Myanmar’s Rakhine on high alert after killings of Rohingya

NAYPYITAW, June 27 (Reuters) - Troops in Myanmar's northeastern Rakhine state were put on high alert on Tuesday, police and sources said, after nearly 200 Rakhine Buddhist villagers fled the area after a recent...
Cardinal Bo challenges government to acknowledge Rohingya suffering

Myanmar: Cardinal Bo challenges government to acknowledge Rohingya suffering

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, has spoken out in support of the country’s Rohingya minority, which has been the object of severe repression. About 1.1 million members of the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic...
Fear and loathing in Yangon

Fear and loathing in Yangon

On the eve of the Eid festival for Myanmar’s minority Muslims (Note: Eid is marked on June 26 in Myanmar), a crowd gathered in front Yangon’s city hall to demand the removal of religious...
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

US State Department’s Lie About Child Soldiers

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...