Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Rohingya crisis


No food & water, 180 Rohingya refugees on boat in dire need of Indian help: NGO

December 11, 2022 1:44 am

They want immediate assistance from the Indian authorities for fixing their boat and supplying them with food and water, Sur said, adding that she was in touch with maritime rescue and coordination centre, Andaman, sharing the location of the satellite phone with them.

Rohingya mark fifth anniversary of exodus to Bangladesh

August 25, 2022 2:44 pm

Bangladesh is hosting more than 1 million Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar over decades, including some 740,000 who crossed the border in August 2017.

Back and forth in government on the Rohingya is dispiriting. It also highlights need for a refugee law

August 19, 2022 8:40 am

Can a country aspiring for global power status afford to discriminate among the vulnerable? In fact, in Dongh Lian Kham & Anr. vs Union Of India & Anr. (2015) the government told the Delhi High Court that the country has won accolades for its sensitive handling of refugees.

Bangladesh moves second group of Rohingya refugees to remote island

December 29, 2020 2:36 pm

The United Nations says it has not been involved in the relocation but urged the government to ensure no refugee is forced to move to Bhasan Char island, which only emerged from the sea 20 years ago.

‘Kill all you see’: In a first, Myanmar soldiers tell of Rohingya slaughter

September 09, 2020 9:17 pm

The two soldiers’ video testimony, recorded by a rebel militia, is the first time that members of the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s military is known, have openly confessed to taking part in what U.N. officials say was a genocidal campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

As Dhaka holds talks with Beijing, Foreign Secy meets Hasina

August 19, 2020 7:33 am

Sources described their meeting as “excellent”. Receiving her first overseas guest since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Hasina is said to have “greatly appreciated PM Narendra Modi’s gesture in sending someone to touch base and convey how the two sides could take their relationship forward”.

Treatment of Rohingya refugees by Modi government display a discriminatory attitude towards Muslims

February 21, 2020 9:41 am

Sending Rohingya back would mean violating the right to life, constitutional morality.

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: Telco operator

February 04, 2020 3:44 pm

Lawmakers in the affected areas said the internet blackout had negatively impacted businesses and could prevent aid from reaching villages caught up in the fighting.

Explained: How Rohingya issue reached ICJ, what its ruling means for Myanmar

January 24, 2020 7:47 am

In November last year, the Republic of the Gambia moved the ICJ against Myanmar over alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Explained: Why Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is in The Hague, defending Myanmar

December 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Rohingya crisis: Gambia, which is predominantly Muslim, went to the ICJ in November 2019, accusing Myanmar of genocide, which is the most serious of all international crimes. Gambia is backed by the 57-member Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).


Rohingya mark 5th anniversary of exodus to Bangladesh, seek to return home

August 25, 2022 6:51 pm

It has been five years since more than 740,000 Rohingya women, men and children fled northern Rakhine State to Bangladesh, when in August 2017 Myanmar security forces launched a systematic assault on Rohingya villages, including extrajudicial killings, destruction of properties and sexual assault.