Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

YANGON, MYANMAR – MAY 31: Some 50 Muslims pray on the street to protest the closure of two Muslim religious schools in Tharkayta Township of Yangon, Myanmar on May 31, 2017 during Muslims' holy month of Ramadan.Two madrassas were chained shut in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on April 28 after mob led by ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks pressured authority to close them which they claimed were being operated as mosques. ( KyawKyaw - Anadolu Agency )

Muslims protest closure of religious schools in Myanmar

Muslim residents in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday protested the closure of their two religious schools as they have fewer place for worship in the month of Ramadan -- the ninth and holiest month of...
At the Rohingya camp in Kalindi Kunj. Oinam Anand

Meet Tasmida, the first Rohingya girl to take Class X Board exam in India

Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state. When Tasmida...
Tropical storm leaves Bangladesh flooded and thousands of Rohingya refugees 'without a roof

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh destroyed by Cyclone Mora

At least seven people have died and 50 others injured by Cyclone Mora that has also left thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting for help after a night in the rain. Bangladesh's border region,...
Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox's Bazar district on May 29, 2017 as Cyclone 'Mora' gradually approaches towards the coastline....

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The family have been reduced to begging for money from passers-by at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) six days ago as they are racing against time to raise money for the baby's surgery, slated for July 3

Rohingya family turns to begging in KL to save 10-month-old baby with rare condition

KUALA LUMPUR: A Rohingya family is desperately seeking help from the public to save their 10-month baby, whose suffers from a condition which has...
Men watch a chinlone match inside a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 17, 2017.

Myanmar Muslims continue to face restrictions on religion

Human rights activists had a lot of hope when Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League For Democracy came into power last year....
Men work on repairing the roof of a mosque in Yangon on May 30, 2017, during Ramadan. Though they are only a small minority, Muslims have been present in Myanmar for centuries. But now many feel unwelcome in their homeland.

Ramadan in Myanmar leaves Muslims out in the cold

YANGON // Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small...
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi at Parliament where an all party meeting on Kashmir was held. (PTI File Photo)

Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to visit Myanmar in July

New Delhi is likely to seek Myanmar’s cooperation in checking arms smuggling, exchange of intelligence information, cooperation in prevention of drug trafficking, controlling smuggling...
NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas

NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas, Bangladeshis

Expressing serious concern over the issue of purchase of immovable properties by Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in and around Jammu and Samba districts besides encroachment...