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...
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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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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...