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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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...