Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Calls for International Action to Save Rohingyas

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has written to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to demand international action to stop the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. In a letter addressed to Guterres on Friday, Zarif said the plight of the Rohingya has caused international concern, Press TV reported. The ethnic Muslims have not only been deprived of their most basic right...

The Most Unwanted: A gripping account of Rohingya refugees living in India

At Camp 6. The man, who didn’t give his name, hasn’t found work. (Express Photo by Sreenivas Janyala)
Around 14,000 of them are registered refugees in India, eking out a living in slums, and, till lately, free of politics. The Sunday Express tells their stories of flight and hope They are State-less, with Myanmar disowning them; they are dying, with 1,00,000 homeless; and they are forgotten, with the Muslim Rohingyas not an attractive cause for the world. Around...

Exclusive: Asian Diplomat On Chinese Role In Myanmar’s Rohingya Tragedy

From left; Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Lian, Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw and Lt. General Kyaw Swe, Minister of Home Affairs, pose during their meeting at the President House, Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo
Over the past few months, evidence has mounted of Myanmar military attacks against the Muslim minority Rohingya community, to include rapes and murders. This led to the flight of at least 43,000 refugees since October. I wrote two prior articles on the topic, one calling for sanctions on Myanmar and greater autonomy for the Rohingya, and the other analyzing...

Nobel laureates warn Aung San Suu Kyi over ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya

Myanmar’s foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi is legally barred from the presidency but is considered the country’s de facto leader.
Letter says Myanmar’s leader and peace prize winner has failed to act as ‘grossly disproportionate’ crackdown on minority Muslim group kills hundreds More than a dozen fellow Nobel laureates have criticised Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, for a bloody military crackdown on minority Rohingya people, warning of a tragedy “amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity”. The...

Is trouble brewing for Rohingya refugees in Jammu?

Trouble is brewing in Jammu over the settlements of persecuted Rohingya refugees in the state. As it is there is a growing anti-refugee feeling in Jammu and a section of the political class, including the separatists and the National Conference, is agitating against issuing identification cards to the refugees who came from West Pakistan in 1947, 1965 and 1971....

Amnesty warns Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya

In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, Rohingya from Myanmar make their way along an alley at an unregistered refugee camp in Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar, a southern coastal district about 296 kilometers south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
BANGKOK (AP) -- The actions of Myanmar's military may constitute crimes against humanity, human rights group Amnesty International has warned, based on accounts of violence against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority. Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for its army's forceful treatment of the Rohingya, and international human rights groups such as Amnesty have accused the military of mass murder,...

Myanmar Army accused of ethnic cleansing as Rohingya conflict escalates

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Bangkok: Some of the fiercest fighting in years has broken out between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebel groups as evidence mounts of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in a separate conflict in western Rakhine state. A peace deal the country's State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi made the cornerstone of her government after winning landmark elections...

Malaysia Urges ASEAN to Coordinate Aid for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam said the move by prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to strongly criticise the cruelty committed against the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar has opened a way to find a solution to end the issue.
YANGON (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Monday the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was a regional concern and called for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to coordinate humanitarian aid and investigate alleged atrocities committed against them. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman was speaking at a meeting of the 10-nation bloc in Yangon called by Myanmar leader...

A Joint India-Indonesia Intervention on the Rohingya Issue

The European Parliament condemned Thursday the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and voiced extreme
The problem of Myanmar’s displaced Rohingyas has of late assumed a special dimension in both South-East Asia and in India’s immediate periphery. Festering since 2011, the problem erupted once again in November 2016. After inter-community riots in Myanmar’s western Rakhine province in 2012, a large-scale displacement of approximately one million Rohingyas occurred. The problem has surfaced again after violence...

Burma: 21,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh amid ‘attempted genocide’

New figures show around 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma in recent weeks amid accusations of potential genocide
New figures show around 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma in recent weeks amid accusations of potential “genocide”. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said: “An estimated 21,000 Rohingya have arrived in Cox's Bazar between 9 October and 2 December.” The government of Burma has criticised media reports of violence against the Rohingya, and lodged a formal protest against a UN...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says international attention fuelling divisions in north

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives at Sittwe airport, Rakhine state, Myanmar, as he visits in his capacity as the Myanmar government-appointed Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Suu Kyi appealed for understanding of her nation's ethnic complexities, and said the world should not forget the military operation was launched in response to attacks on security forces that the government has blamed on Muslim insurgents. "I would appreciate it so much if the international community would help us to maintain peace and stability, and to make progress in...

The Asean Ulama & NGOs Declaration on The Myanmar Genocide of Rohingya

The Asean Ulama & NGOs Declaration on The Myanmar Geniocide of Rohingya
We the delegates in the emergency meeting of Muslims scholars and NGO activists in the Asean region and beyond, on the 29th November 2016, after deliberating the issues and plight of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar conclude the following decisions : 1. In light of the past and current and continuation of oppression against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...

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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...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...