Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

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Rohingya crisis: Drone shows huge refugee camps

A drone has captured the extent of sprawling camps housing Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar. The images, obtained by the Disasters Emergency Committee as part of its charity appeal over the crisis, show Balukhali camp...
Digvijay Was Chanting 'Rohingya, Rohingya' During Yatra, Says BJP Leader Sambit Patra

Digvijay Was Chanting ‘Rohingya, Rohingya’ During Yatra, Says BJP Leader Sambit Patra

BJP leader Sambit Patra today took a dig at Digvijay Singh over his stand against the proposed deportation of Rohingya Muslims, saying the Congress general secretary on 'Narmada Parikrama' could be chanting "Rohingya, Rohingya"...
Rohingya families flee the Myanmar military's violence to Bangladesh.

End all military ties with Myanmar

In a September address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, top UN human rights official Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, described the Myanmar military’s attacks on Rohingya as being “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Satellite...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Buddhist monk Wirathu (inset) are embroiled in the Rohingya Muslim violence.

Buddhists, Muslims Locked in Death Spiral?

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Buddhist monk Wirathu (inset) are embroiled in the Rohingya Muslim violence. What happens when two different faiths, each proclaimed as a religion of peace, co-exist in...
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Myanmar military massacres dozens in Rohingya village: HRW

The Myanmar military executed several dozen Rohingya Muslims in Maung Nu village in Rakhine state on 27 August, said Human Rights Watch on Wednesday. Witnesses said that Myanmar soldiers had beaten, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and...
HRW says Myanmar army raping and executing Rohingya Muslims

HRW says Myanmar army raping and executing Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar’s military “summarily executed” and sexually assaulted dozens of Rohingya Muslims during a raid on a village in the west of the country over a month ago. According to a report...
Political and community leaders come together to discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims

Political and community leaders come together to discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims

A SYMPOSIUM was held to express solidarity with Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Organised by the Burnley and Pendle Friends League, it took place at St Luke's Parish Hall in St James Street, Brierfield. The Symposium brought...
A fresh wave of violence against the Myanmar Rohingya began in August 2017

Who Are the Rohingyas?

  They're considered to be among the most persecuted citizens in the world, yet they're not well known in many parts of the globe. "They" are the Rohingya, a group of Muslims who hail from...
Rohingya Muslim refugees line up for food at Balukhali refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh's Ukhiya district, Oct. 4, 2017.

Right Groups Take Aim Again at Myanmar’s Brutal Campaign Against Rohingya Muslims

  Rights groups stepped up their accusations on Wednesday against the Myanmar military’s brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state as new details of killings surfaced, and urged the government not to force...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...