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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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...