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Rohingya refugees


Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

July 29, 2021 1:31 pm

Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended family or in communal shelters.

Supreme Court must rethink its order on deportation of Rohingya refugees

April 26, 2021 9:01 am

The April 8 order is disappointing not just for the callous disregard of grave human rights issues by a Court which was a beacon for other constitutional courts; it is startling for its refusal to examine the questions raised by the petitioners, and to probe even superficially the facile defences of the government.

The global refugee protection regime is broken. Here’s how to fix it

April 13, 2021 7:44 pm

The costs incurred by the host states in housing refugees are largely ignored. A cost-benefit analysis from the perspective of states can go a long way in making refugee law more efficient.

Delhi: Rohingya refugees from Jammu detained at office

March 13, 2021 2:04 am

The refugees were protesting against alleged illegal detentions in Jammu and wanted to renew their cards, said police officials. The 71 include women and children.

Rohingyas flee Jharkhand foreigners’ camp, second incident in six months

March 10, 2021 12:45 am

According to the police, the two had recently finished a three-year sentence in a Dumka jail for entering India illegally, and had been moved to the Foreigners Holding Camp in Hazaribagh district.

Indian coast guard rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, 8 dead, one missing

February 26, 2021 1:14 pm

A statement from Bangladesh's foreign ministry said the boat, which had set off on February 11 from Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, had been traced approximately 1,700 kms away from Bangladesh and 147 kms from India.

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.