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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...