Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

Rohingya Muslims have been living peacefully along with the Buddhist majority in Arakan (now Rakhine) since the 12th century. This disproves the Myanmar’s contention that Rohingya people in Myanmar is a recent phenomenon

Chinese proposal merits serious consideration

  The Rohingya crisis is one of the worst humanitarian crises witnessed in our time. It is estimated that over 800,000 Rohingya Muslims, as well as a few hundred Hindus have fled to Bangladesh, to...
Rohingya refugees carry their belongings after arriving on an improvised raft to the banks of a river in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Nov. 27. © Reuters

Sanctions will not help Rohingya

West should not punish Myanmar over refugees but engage with the authorities Advocates of sanctions are gaining ground in Washington and Brussels in response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The...

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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...