Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Maungdaw villager murdered by 15 attackers

Maungdaw villager murdered by 15 attackers

A group of assailants killed a 32-year-old villager in Maungdaw Township this past weekend, the latest in a series of murders of local civilians. Around 15 men in coats entered Nu Armein’s house after 3am...
Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar

Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar

It is time Canada spoke some harsh brutal truths to Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar (also known as Burma) and one of only six honorary Canadian citizens. Myanmar State Counsellor...
A sign welcomes visitors to Buthidaung township in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.

Myanmar’s Rakhine Lawmakers Want More ‘Ethnic Villages’ in Muslim-Majority Areas

Lawmakers from western Myanmar’s Rakhine state urged the government on Monday to build more ethnic Rakhine villages in Muslim-majority townships in the northern part of the state where a recent four-month crackdown on Rohingya...
JKNPP protests against govt's 'failure' to deport Rohingyas

JKNPP protests against govt’s ‘failure’ to deport Rohingyas

Addressing the media, Singh later claimed that the government acknowledged that Rohingyas and Bangladeshi immigrants had unlawfully settled in clusters on the outskirts of Jammu city and Samba with the help of NGOs and...
A young Rohingya woman stands in front of her rickety hut at Dargachhara village in Teknaf upazila, Cox's Bazar

Fearing attack, more Rohingyas fleeing to Bangladesh

There is no record of exactly how many Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh in the last three months as the authorities concerned stopped keeping a track of the influx after February. Despite the apparent ceasefire of...

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‘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...