Daily Archives: September 17, 2017

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar (left) addressing the conference on Rohingya refugees in New Delhi on Friday

If Modi can think of Indian Muslims as dogs, what hope could Rohingya have:...

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar (left) addressing the conference on Rohingya refugees in New Delhi on Friday The former minister pointed out that three legislations, Passport Act, Foreigners Act and the Citizenship Act, forbade the...
Who is selling weapons to Myanmar? Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine.

Who is selling weapons to Myanmar?

Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine. The Myanmar army has shaped the country's politics and external affairs since it gained independence from the British in 1948. For more than...
Mr. Jinnah and the Rohingya - At the heart of every genocide lies a great theft

Mr. Jinnah and the Rohingya

16-Sep-17 by Akbar Ahmed The Rohingya cause is lost, lamented Dr. Wakar Uddin's father on learning of Mr. Jinnah's death in 1948. Along with a Rohingya delegation, he had met Mr. Jinnah, the Quaid-i-Azam, twice...
Four measles and 16 polio infected patients were also found in the camps

HIV positive Rohingya found in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp

An HIV positive Rohingya refugee has been identified in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon Dr Abdus Salam confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. He said: “An HIV positive person...
Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

UN: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400,000

Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh. More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh, the United Nations says as Bangladeshi leader heads to the US to...
Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar.

Hospital overwhelmed by Rohingya with lost limbs and bullet wounds

CHITTAGONG: Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar. Many have lost limbs and eyes...
Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh.

Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?

HUNDREDS of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing into Bangladesh amid violent ethnic clashes that some are calling genocide. Here’s why. MYANMAR’S Rohingya Muslims have been called the world’s most persecuted minority, a people without...
Exhausted Rohingya refugees at a temporary refugee shelter in Cox's Bazar on September 9, 2017 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Police: Do not shelter or rent houses to Rohingya

Police have asked Bangladeshi citizens not to shelter or rent houses to any Rohingya refugees who are attempting to leave the camps and spread out across the country. The announcement was made through a press...
A makeshift Rohingya refugee camp on the way to Teknaf from Cox’s Bazar. (Ismail Ferdous/For The Washington Post)

‘Blood flowed in the streets’: Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The soldiers arrived in the Burma village just after 8 a.m., the villagers said, ready to fight a war. They fired shots in the air, and then, the villagers claim, turned their...
What prompted her to cast aside her moral authority?

Why Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t protecting the Rohingya in Burma

Burma is essentially run by one of the world’s most lauded humanitarians — a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a democracy icon. Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the party in charge of the...

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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...