Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya enrolment

Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya...

The Election Commission (EC) will start updating the voter list from July 25, taking some special measures to prevent Rohingyas from becoming voters. Representatives of the EC will go door to door in each constituency...
A settlement for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Chennai suburb

Pining for home

The Rohingya Muslims, who have fled Myanmar and are now staying in Chennai, hope that once situation normalizes they can return to their homeland Rohingya Muslims Mohammed Yusuf and Noor Bano along with their newborn...
Rohingya escapees have harrowing accounts of security officers slaughtering babies, burning people alive and gang-raping women

Myanmar’s Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives. Last week foreign...
Rohingya Man Accused of Myanmar Insurgent Ties Bailed in Bangladesh

Rohingya Man Accused of Myanmar Insurgent Ties Bailed in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's interior minister said a Rohingya Muslim man the country's police arrested late last year, for suspected links with an insurgent group that attacked Myanmar security forces, has been bailed and...
She said her mother was later arrested when authorities deemed her complaint about the killings to be fabricated

Myanmar: UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension

Aung San Suu Kyi's security adviser dismisses UN investigation into alleged rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims. A UN mission investigating allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only "aggravate" troubles in...
Photo: This 18-year-old Rohingya woman said she was gang raped and beaten at gunpoint by the military. (ABC News: Liam Cochrane)

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims share stories of gang rape and killings by police and soldiers...

As the last of the foreign reporters walked over a bamboo bridge a young Rohingya woman dressed in black, with a black umbrella, raised her hand hesitantly. Her demeanour was somewhere between blank and terrified. But...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...