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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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...