Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

n this photograph taken on June 24, 2016, Rohingya Muslim Mohammed Noor (R) sits as his wife prepares food in their tent in a refugee camp in the old city of Hyderabad.

Rohingya refugees in a bind after India lays out deportation plan

With the Union Home Ministry making it official that it plans to deport Rohingya refugees, the fate of thousands of the persecuted people hangs in balance. The Rohingyas crossed over to India with the...
Rohingya Muslims enjoying games on mobile phones inside a tea stall in one of the Rohingya markets in Jammu outskirts.

How Rohingya Muslims get SIM cards without address, identity proof?

JAMMU: Ever since the Union government has tightened noose around private mobile service providers and BSNL to verify the credentials of consumers before issuing them SIM cards, the menace of multiple SIM cards issued...
BJP-PDP illegally settling, sheltering Rohingyas, Bangladeshis in Jammu

BJP-PDP illegally settling, sheltering Rohingyas, Bangladeshis in Jammu: Harsh

JAMMU: Flaying the delay and deny tactics of the government to evict Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Dogra soil, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and former minister, said that the so called Group of Ministers...
Burma covers up its systematic abuse of a minority group

Burma covers up its systematic abuse of a minority group

IN FEBRUARY, the United Nations released a report detailing the Burmese government’s human rights abuses against the long-suffering Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state — abuses that likely amounted to crimes against humanity. Burma...
Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

Kill us here but don’t send us back: Rohingya refugees

HYDERABAD: Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die...
Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state in the west of the country has been gripped by violence since last October, after militants attacked police posts, killing nine guards

Military targets alleged Muslim ‘terrorists’

Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state in the west of the country has been gripped by violence since last October, after militants attacked police posts, killing nine guards. The military launched a bloody crackdown in a...

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UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...