Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

Myanmar ramps up troops, curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

The government blames the killings on the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which claimed the raids on police posts last October.   Yangon: Myanmar is imposing new curfews and deploying fresh troops to Rakhine state, the...
A narrow muddy road from the main road of Kalindi Kunj, Delhi leads to a small refugee colony with nearly 72 families residing there

Life and hell: Citizens without a country

They do not have a country, they do not have an identity – They are the Rohingyas of Burma, living in India. Sayantan Ghosh writes on the plight of the residents of Kalindi Kunj...
This photo taken on July 13, 2017 shows border police at Ngayantchaung village, Buthidaung town, in Myanmar's Rakhine state. (Photo by AFP)

Myanmar govt. imposes fresh curfews in Muslims-majority state

Myanmar has reportedly declared new curfews in northern Rakhine state, where over a million of Rohingya Muslims live, as it has deployed hundreds of troops in the restive region to beef up its military...
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for best path to democracy at forum

NAYPYITAW (Kyodo) -- The Myanmar government on Friday organized a forum on transition to democracy, with its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, calling for "practical" ways to steer the country along the challenging path...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

The OIC must now lead the efforts to stop Rohingya persecution

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim As the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is getting worse by the day, we must now acknowledge that the United Nations is failing to enforce the principles of its own...

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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...