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SC ruling on Rohingya is against India's commitments to international law

April 17, 2021 9:25 am

It ignores India’s binding commitment to non-refoulement and obligations in prohibiting genocide.

Explained: On 'refugees' and 'illegal immigrants', how India's stance changes with circumstances

April 13, 2021 7:24 am

India has welcomed refugees in the past, and on date, nearly 300,000 people here are categorised as refugees. But India is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Convention or the 1967 Protocol. Nor does India have a refugee policy or a refugee law of its own.

SC rejects petition against any move to deport Rohingya detained in Jammu

April 09, 2021 2:06 am

A SC bench noted that the Centre in its reply had made “two serious allegations”, which “relate to (i) the threat to internal security of the country; and (ii) the agents and touts providing a safe passage into India for illegal immigrants, due to the porous nature of the landed borders”.

India moves to deport Rohingya girl to Myanmar, draws criticism

April 02, 2021 10:49 am

Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who are denied citizenship in their home country Myanmar, have lived in India for years but Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government regards them as a security threat and has started detaining them.

Uncertainty at Rohingya camp amid detentions

April 01, 2021 1:25 am

Rohingya refugees claim police have been patrolling the area at night too.

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking release of Rohingya detained in J&K

March 18, 2021 12:35 pm

Earlier this month, the J&K administration set up "holding centres" in Kathua, and rounded up 168 Rohingya refugees from Jammu and placed them there.

After three days in sub-jail, Rohingya couple back home to children

March 12, 2021 2:11 am

Ismat Ara and her husband Mohammad Hussain are now back at their tin shed in Kiryani Talab on the outskirts of Jammu city.

Plea in SC seeks release of Rohingya detained in J&K

March 12, 2021 2:10 am

Though there can be national security exceptions to the non-refoulement rule, “any” such “exception” “must be rigorously and carefully proved”, the plea said.

After Rohingya held in Jammu, kids wait for parents, mother for son

March 08, 2021 9:50 am

According to their neighbours, Hassan’s parents Mohammad Hussain and Ismat Ara reached Jammu from Myanmar around eight years ago — Noor Hassan and Asma Jan were born here.

India has highest stake in resolution of Rohingyas' return from Bangladesh to Myanmar: India at UNGA

February 27, 2021 2:15 pm

Myanmar doesn't recognise Rohingya as an ethnic group and insists that they are Bangladeshi migrants living illegally in the country.


Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar jail after 511 days

May 09, 2019 10:38 am

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

Inside pictures of human trafficking camp in Malaysia

May 28, 2015 4:34 pm

Authorities say there are 139 suspected graves in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. Most were believed to be members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and impoverished migrants from Bangladesh.


Hard Look: Rohingya refugee camps in New Delhi & Haryana are absolutely unlivable, their lives deprived of basic dignity

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

The Indian Express visited four Rohingya refugee camps, two in New Delhi and two more in Haryana. Somya Lakhani tells the story of lives that are stripped of basic dignity.