Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

Rohingyas say compulsions drove them to take shelter in J&K

Rohingyas say compulsions drove them to take shelter in J&K

Children of Rohingya refugees attend a temporary school run by a non-governmental organisation at a camp for Rohingyas in New Delhi. (File Photo)Children of Rohingya refugees attend a temporary school run by a non-governmental...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratize the conflict-wrought country. But is Suu Kyi’s apparent authoritarian streak mere caution? Expanding civil liberties...
Influx of Rohingya refugees continues

Influx of Rohingya refugees continues

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar continue to enter Bangladesh amid increased surveillance. At least 100 Rohingyas have taken refuge at Kutupalong and Balokhali settlement camps in Cox’s Bazaar over the last 24 hours, according to...
NC supports deportation of Rohingya Muslims

NC supports deportation of Rohingya Muslims

"The BJP is in government at the Centre and in the state and it is intriguing that the party is not taking a call on this sensitive issue (Rohingyas) and is instead generating passions...
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Myanmar offensive: Rohingya Muslims caught in the crossfire

The recent security operation launched by Myanmar's security forces is raising new concerns for the safety of Rohingya Muslims. Rakhine state is home to about one million of the ethnic minority but the government...
Bangla Coastguards send back Rohingya immigrants

Bangla Coastguards send back Rohingya immigrants

Dhaka, Aug 20: While India is discussing the ways and means to deport the Rohingya Muslims, its neighbour Bangladesh has on Saturday sent back nearly 500 of them to their native places in neighbouring...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...