Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

The leader of Burma’s National League for a Democracy was given the prestigious award in 1991 for campaigning to make her country democratic Nicolas Asfouri-Pool/Getty Images

Rohingya Muslim crisis: 400,000 sign petition to strip Aung Sang Suu Kyi of Nobel...

  'The de facto ruler has done nothing to stop this crime against humanity,' says campaigner https://www.change.org/p/take-back-aung-san-suu-kyi-s-nobel-peace-prize The leader of Burma’s National League for a Democracy was given the prestigious award in 1991 for campaigning to make...
Rohingya exodus Myanmar’s indirect attack on Bangladesh, Muhith says

Rohingya exodus Myanmar’s indirect attack on Bangladesh, Muhith says

Myanmar is launching an indirect assault on Bangladesh by forcing hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to flee across its border, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said. “Yes, it is an attack on Bangladesh. This is...
Religious leaders condemn atrocities against Rohingya Muslims By Vicky Wandawa, Agencies Added 10th September 2017 02:24 PM It is estimated that in the last two weeks, over 120,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar; 400,000 still trapped in the conflict zone; 20,000 trapped in no man’s land; 17 villages burned down and 400 killed. Mynmarjpeg 703x422 About 164,000 Rohingya have esacped to Bangladesh over the past two weeks Freedom of worship is a fundamental human right and no one has the right to persecute another over his faith, the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje said during a press conference held at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Headquarters Old Kampala. The press conference was called by Interreligious Council of Uganda (IRCU), following international media reports that the Myanmar military has gone on rampage burning homes, razing villages, intimidating, threatening and expelling the Rohingya Muslims. Speaking on behalf of IRCU, Mubajje noted that IRCU advocates for tolerance, co-existence and religion for peace, therefore, persecuting people because of the difference in religion should be publicly condemned. Mubajje expressed concern over reports that the government of Bangladesh is denying refuge to thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution from Myanmar. ubajje Mubajje “The international community should take lead in condemning the atrocities being committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar. “Until the weak are treated fairly by those with the human powers, the world may never attain the peace and stability that we crave for,” he said. Mubajje lauded the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan for being the first world leader to openly and strongly speak out against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar army. It is estimated that in the last two weeks, over 120,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar; 400,000 still trapped in the conflict zone; 20,000 trapped in no man's land; 17 villages burned down and 400 killed. In a related development, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, on Thursday castigated Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her government’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslims. He asked her to respond to the crisis. The United Nations on Thursday said about 164,000 Rohingya have esacped to Bangladesh over the past two weeks in the wake of a massive security sweep and alleged atrocities by the country’s security forces and Buddhist mobs against the Rohingya. The crackdown by the country’s security agencies was sparked off by an attack by Rohingya militants on August 25.

Religious leaders condemn atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

It is estimated that in the last two weeks, over 120,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar; 400,000 still trapped in the conflict zone; 20,000 trapped in no man’s land; 17 villages burned down and...
The majority have taken refuge in Bangladesh, but other countries in Asia and the Middle East have also opened their doors to one of the world's most prosecuted communities

Rohingya crisis explained in maps

A visual explainer of the unrest in Myanmar that has forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee their homes. They've been described as the "world's most persecuted minority", the Rohingya are a majority-Muslim ethnic group...
The legitimacy of the Rohingya claim to indigenous status is a matter of sharp debate inside Myanmar.

AP Explains: What’s behind Rohingya exodus from Myanmar

Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims have been called the world's most persecuted minority, a people without a country. In the last two weeks, in numbers estimated to be nearing 300,000, Rohingya have been fleeing for their lives...
RSS ALLIANCE IN BURMESE MUSLIMS GENOCIDE

RSS ALLIANCE IN BURMESE MUSLIMS GENOCIDE

A silent genocide of Myanmar (also known as Burma) Muslims is in progress. Such is the urgency shown by Burmese Govt. to annihilate its Rohingya Muslims that it has even used Gunship helicopters to...
Map locating 450 buildings destroyed in August 2017 in a Rohingya neighborhood of Maungdaw town, Rakhine State, Burma. © 2017 Human Rights Watch

Burma: Satellite Images Show Urban Destruction

  (New York) – New satellite images show hundreds of buildings destroyed in primarily Rohingya Muslim urban areas in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Satellite photos taken on September 2, 2017, show...
A crowd of supporters gather at City Hall to raise awareness on the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar in Saskatoon, Sask. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Kayle Neis) Kayle Neis, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

‘We believe this is a genocide’ dozens gather in Saskatoon to protest growing Rohingya...

Members of Saskatoon’s Muslim community along with supporters have joined the international outcry over the Rohingya crisis. Saturday afternoon dozens of people rallied outside city hall, calling for an end to what many are calling...
Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid has called on the international community to form a UN-backed ‘safe zone’ near the border to protect the Rohingya minority fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

President Hamid discusses ‘Rohingya safe zone’ with Turkish President Erdogan

Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid has called on the international community to form a UN-backed ‘safe zone’ near the border to protect the Rohingya minority fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The president...
Shelters capable of housing 200,000 refugees are being constructed at Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar.

Balukhali shelter to house 200,000 Rohingya refugees

Shelters capable of housing 200,000 refugees are being constructed at Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar. Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed over to Bangladesh to escape a violent army operation in Myanmar, according to the UN. “They...
London protestors shout 'Stop Genocide on Rohingya in Arakan' and 'Stop Restriction of Aid'

London rally urges rapid action for Rohingya crisis

  “Stop Rohingya Genocide” was the common slogan during a protest in front of the government offices at 10 Downing Street in the British capital, London on Saturday. Around 200 people staged a protest holding pictures,...

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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...