Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Feature film on Rohingya child brides to be screened on Sundayvideo

Feature film on Rohingya child brides to be screened on Sunday

Roima Yunus was only 11 when she fled her village in Arakan, Myanmar because of the escalating violence against the Rohingya there. She ended up in the hands of traffickers who brought her to Thailand...
Just 2 years ago, there were 10,500 Rohingyas living illegally in India (Representational photo)

Rohingya Population Shot Up Four-Fold In 2 Yrs To 40,000, Parliament Told

According to the Home Ministry, Rohingyas are mostly settled in Jammu Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andra Pradesh and Manipur. New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that the illegal...
For Rohingya refugees, Chennai spells peace and freedom

For Rohingya refugees, Chennai spells peace and freedom

LIFE IN KELAMBAKKAM REFUGEE CAMP Residents at the Kelambakkam Refugee Camp: From left, Yusuf Mohammed, Syed Ahmed, Dil Mohammed and Mohammed Salil. Pic: Bhavani Prabhakar Five years ago, Mohammad Yusuf, a man in his late 20s...
Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, releasing the report of the Rakhine Investigative Commission at a ‎press conference on Aug. 6, 2017 in Yangon. ‎ - AP

HRW rejects Myanmar report denying abuses against Rohingyas

Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, releasing the report of the Rakhine Investigative Commission at a ‎press conference on Aug. 6, 2017 in Yangon. ‎ - AP   (Vatican Radio) A Myanmar government commission’s report denying allegations...
Have issued detailed instructions for deportation of Rohingya Muslims, government says

Have issued detailed instructions for deportation of Rohingya Muslims, government says

NEW DELHI: Leaving no scope of ambiguity in its stand on the nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in the country, the government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that it had issued detailed...
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a population of around 51 million people. The Burman ethnic group constitutes around two-thirds of this figure and controls the military and the government.video

The Rohingya: Silent Abuse

Denied citizenship, forced from their homes, and subjected to cruelty; we investigate the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a population of around 51 million people. The Burman ethnic group constitutes...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...