Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands after their joint press conference in the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 6, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

Shunning Rohingya Refugees Is a Bad Geopolitical Strategy for India

  The Supreme Court has called on the government to approach the Rohingya issue with a judicious mix of concern for national interest and humanitarian values. Unlike the government, which has a tendency to securitise...
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Rushanara Ali: British MPs must pile more pressure on Burma to end the shameful...

On Wednesday morning, the United Nations’ human rights office published their latest report into the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Based on 65 interviews with individuals and groups who had recently fled Rakhine...
There are 40,000 Rohingya in India, but the Indian government wants them deported

Bangladesh tighten Indian border security over Rohingya

Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials have said. Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with...
Burmese Army Opens Inquiry into Atrocities Against Rohingyasvideo

Tensions Follow Rohingya Refugees to United States

As she tightens her traditional head covering, Bibiasha Mohamad Tahir’s thoughts move between the present and the past. She watches her daughter playing on the living room floor of their apartment home in the American...
Visiting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and other Bangladesh government officials in the state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on October 15, 2017 Dhaka Tribune

Malaysia to build up field hospital in Teknaf for the Rohingya

Visiting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and other Bangladesh government officials in the state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on October 15, 2017...
The UN has described the violence in Rakhine as a textbook case of ethnic cleansing, with displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

14 000 Rohingya children without parents

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Nearly 14 000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar,...
The Department of Social Service has been identifying and registering of orphans. Rohingya children who have lost one or both parents are being listed.

Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid _ and worry

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar's border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of...

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Rohingya refugees last month in Maungdaw district of Myanmar’s Rakhine state . PHOTO: YE AUNG THU/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Rohingya Militants Deny Slaughtering Hindus in Myanmar

Group dismisses Amnesty International finding that it killed dozens of Hindus in course of its violent expulsion last year A Rohingya Muslim militant group denied...
Sheikh Hasina’s support for Rohingyas has won her the admiration of the Muslim world. (Supplied)

Why Sheikh Hasina’s Rohingya advocacy is her insurance policy for India visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s unflinching support for Calcuttas will pay her rich dividends in West Bengal - the adjoining Indian state with a Muslim...
Amnesty Report on Massacre of Hindus by Rohingyas Triggers Outrage in India

Amnesty Report on Massacre of Hindus by Rohingyas Triggers Outrage in India

The revelations by Amnesty International were made on the basis of testimonies by dozens of witnesses and survivors of the communal violence in Rakhine...
It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court

The Rohingya crisis bears all the hallmarks of a genocide

It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court REPORTS from parliamentary select committees are...

Bangladesh: Landslides Threaten Rohingya Shelters

Disaster Looms in Refugee Camps; Safer Ground Needed Print <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IppvFtczKhE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in...