Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

There is heavy patrolling by the Assam Rifles intensified along the Mizoram-Arakan (Myanmar) border in the state’s Lawngtlai district. File photo

Security beefed up on Myanmar border in Mizoram to check entry of Rohingya Muslims

There is heavy patrolling by the Assam Rifles intensified along the Mizoram-Arakan (Myanmar) border in the state’s Lawngtlai district. File photo Mizoram shares a 404-km international border with Myanmar Security has been beefed up and patrolling...
Rohingya grab for aid handouts of clothing and food on in Tankhali, Bangladesh. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Are the Rohingya Facing Genocide?

Teenagers executed with rifles. Babies drowned in rivers. Hundreds of thousands fleeing to squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh as their villages were set ablaze by soldiers and Buddhist militias. The horror stories streaming from the...
Rohingya Muslims cross a flooded area to find an alternate shelter after their camp was inundated with rainwater near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sept. 19, 2017.

Rohingya-Chakma Conundrum: Government must come up with clear policy on refugees

  The Centre’s move to stand by its decision on deportation of Rohingya migrants in front of the Supreme Court comes as no surprise. However, there’s also no denying the fact that government is tying...
Rohingya crisis: Doctor Without Borders urges Myanmar to grant global aid agencies access to Rakhine statevideo

‘Traitor’: Rohingya refugees react to Suu Kyi’s speech

On Bangladesh-Myanmar border, refugees respond with anger and skepticism to leader's first speech on Rohingya crisis. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Breaking her silence on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has sent hundreds of...
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech in full: ‘We condemn all human rights violations’

In her first comments on Rohingya crisis, Myanmar's leader says she is 'concerned' over Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.
Aung San Suu Kyi during her address.

Suu Kyi’s Rohingya speech labeled ‘disingenuous’

    Naypyidaw, Myanmar (CNN) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis Tuesday, insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But her speech in...
Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

UK to suspend training of Burmese military over treatment of Rohingya

Theresa May says all engagement with Myanmar’s military will end until action against civilians in Rakhine state stops Theresa May has announced that the UK will suspend the training of Burmese military amid concerns about...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...