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Rohingya refugees


Bangladesh Rohingya relocation to isolated island criticized by rights groups

December 29, 2020 2:35 pm

Bangladesh has transferred hundreds of Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying island prone to cyclones and floods. The move comes amid criticism from international aid groups, who say they weren't involved.

Malaysia urged to allow Rohingya refugee boats to land

April 18, 2020 7:23 pm

Human Rights Watch, a New York-based rights group said the pandemic should not be an excuse for a blanket policy of turning away boats in distress.

Rohingya refugees in India sketch their stories in a comic book

February 20, 2020 8:19 am

Put together by World Comics India, a collective that promotes comics as a communication and empowerment tool for the marginalised, the book is an outcome of a workshop conducted by the organisation with around 50-60 Rohingya refugees in Kalindi Kunj and Nuh, Mewat.

ICJ hearing fails to break impasse on violence against the Rohingya

December 18, 2019 9:22 am

The three-day ICJ hearing offered few surprises: Similar arguments had been made at multiple forums in the past. On such occasions, Myanmar has denied the charge of genocidal intent.

Just want to go back to Myanmar, PM Modi can help: Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad

December 15, 2019 2:54 pm

Facing religious persecution in Myanmar, lakhs of Rohingya Muslims had fled the country. Hyderabad in Telangana is at present home to about 6,000 of them.

Moment of reckoning

December 09, 2019 11:53 pm

Suu Kyi’s refusal to speak for Rohingya is controversial. Her decision to defend army at ICJ sets off ripples beyond Myanmar.

When Rohingya refugees fled to India, hate on Facebook followed

June 14, 2019 6:31 pm

Some Hindu nationalists called the Rohingya terrorists and shared videos on the social network in which the leader of India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party vowed to expel the minority group and other Muslim “termites.”

Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh land clash with Rohingya refugees

February 07, 2019 12:24 pm

Raquibul Amin, Bangladesh representative for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), said as a quick fix in February 2018 they built 95 towers and trained a team to watch, raise the alarm and guide elephants out of camps.

Arrested in Tripura, Rohingyas group claims they were forced to flee Jammu

January 22, 2019 9:20 pm

The BSF arrested and handed over 31 Rohingyas to Tripura Police on Tuesday morning

UN says Rohingya refugee girls are being sold into forced labour in Bangladesh

October 17, 2018 4:17 pm

"They are desperate to get out of the camps to make some money," Barua told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Cox's Bazar.