Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Roshida Haque says her 15-year-old son is unlikely to survive

Rohingya crisis: Civilians ‘maimed by landmines’

The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who suffered crippling injuries after apparently stepping on army landmines as they fled violence in Myanmar. One of them, a 15-year-old boy being treated in Bangladesh, lost both...
Myanmar committing genocide against Rohingyas: National Human Rights Commission

Myanmar committing genocide against Rohingyas: National Human Rights Commission

Myanmar is committing ‘genocide’ against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, the chief of Bangladesh’s National Human Rights Commission has said. Kazi Reazul Hoque made the statement during a press conference on the Rohingya crisis...
Bangladesh to start biometric screening of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh to start biometric screening of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has moved to start collecting biometric details of Rohingya refugees, who have fled from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Over the last few decades, almost half a million Rohingya Muslims have been living in...
China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

The Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Ma Mingqiang has suggested that the Rohingya Muslim insurgents are to blame for the crisis now brewing in the Rakhine State. China is known as a longtime ally of Myanmar. He...
Erdogan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

Erdogan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday urged Muslim countries to “use every means available” to stop the “cruelty” perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The United Nations appealed for urgent aid to deal with a...
The Dalai Lama also expressed sadness over the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Lord Buddha Would Have Helped Rohingya Muslims, Says Dalai Lama

Nearly 3 lakh minority Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-hit Rakhine state where the Myanmar's army has allegedly launched a crackdown following a raid by militants on August 25. The Dalai Lama also expressed sadness...
Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the latest round of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State began in August [Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

UK activists urge end to ‘silent genocide’ of Rohingya

Campaigners call on the British government to take a stronger stance against Myanmar over violence against the Rohingya. London, UK - The lecture hall at the London Muslim Centre quickly filled up after late afternoon...
Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf

Immigration: Rohingya refugees allowed entry into Malaysia

  Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on Sept 11. - AFP Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees...

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Commission delivers on its pledge to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The European Union has been providing substantial political, development and humanitarian support in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis from the outset. It has...

Why Rohingya deserve better

Aftab AlamThe Indian position on the Rohingya is contrary to the international understanding of the issue. While India considers them illegal immigrants who can...

UN Security Council to Hear Findings of Probe of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crackdown

FILE - A soldier stands near the Cox's Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh, near Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations...

A deportation and India’s Rohingya challenge

People belonging to the Rohingya community sit outside their makeshift houses on the outskirts of Jammu on May 5, 2017. PHOTO: MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS Pallab Bhattacharya When...

Rohingya issue gains momentum as several suspected illegal immigrants get apprehended in Agra

The Braj region, especially Agra is becoming the favourite hideout for illegal Rohingya immigrants who have made this region as their base. The agencies arrested...