Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

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ROHINGYA in Arakan, Burma, Al Jazeera Investigation (Arabic)

ARAKAN - Rohingya, Myanmar (BURMA): In this film, Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Salam Hindawi goes to Myanmar to investigate the situation of Rohingya.
Additional Military Deployed with Heavy Artilleries Against Unarmed Rohingyas

Myanmar sends hundreds of troops to Rakhine as tension rises: sources

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fuelling fears of yet more violence...
Myanmar’s border police stand guard in a village on July 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

India ‘to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims’

India is planning to deport tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally. A government spokesman said on Friday that New Delhi was in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar...
People belonging to Rohingya Muslim community sit outside their makeshift houses on the outskirts of Jammu, May 5, 2017. Picture taken on May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta Reuters

India in Talks With Myanmar, Bangladesh to Deport 40,000 Rohingya

By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government...
As per government estimates, Rohingya's population has increased four times in the country in the last two years

Who are Rohingya Muslims and why govt wants to deport 40,000 of them?

As per government estimates, Rohingya's population has increased four times in the country in the last two years. In 2015, their population was estimated to have been 10,500, as per Kiren Rijiju's reply in...
Instructions issued for Rohingya Muslims' deportation: Govt

Instructions issued for Rohingya Muslims’ deportation: Govt

NEW DELHI/JAMMU: The Central Government has informed the Rajya Sabha that it had issued detailed instructions for Rohingyas deportation, which was a continuous process. Stating that Centre is vested with powers to deport foreign nationals...
A Buddhist monk views portraits of Myanmar's Independence hero General Aung San

U.N. warns aid workers of rising Buddhist hostility in western Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations has warned aid workers in western Myanmar of rising hostility and imminent protests from troubled Rakhine state's majority Buddhists, some of whom say humanitarian agencies are giving support...
The Myanmar national flag flies in front of a statue of General Aung San during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of his assassination in June. Photo: AP

Myanmar preparing to crush ‘militants’ in Rakhine

Bangkok: The Myanmar government has air-dropped hundreds of troops into the country's strife-torn western Rakhine state in preparation to crush accused Muslim rebels and insurgents, according to several reliable sources. The United Nations has warned...

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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...