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Wednesday, August 12, 2020



Myanmar military may be committing new war crimes, says departing rights envoy

April 29, 2020 4:03 pm

The army and government have consistently rejected such accusations and said the military was responding to attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents.

Punjab: Police put 222 Rohingiya under home quarantine in Derabassi

April 21, 2020 12:10 am

The decision was taken after all members of the community living in Samgauli village and on the outskirts of Derabassi were examined.

Two dozen Rohingya died on drifting boat; 382 rescued: Bangladesh

April 16, 2020 10:59 am

Rights groups fear restrictions across the region in response to the coronavirus could lead to a repeat of a crisis in 2015, when a crackdown by Thailand meant smugglers abandoned their human cargo at sea on crowed, rickety boats.

Myanmar army clash with insurgents kills 5 Rohingya -lawmaker, residents

March 01, 2020 6:47 pm

Rakhine is the state from which more than 730,000 Rohingya were forced to flee for neighbouring Bangladesh after a military crackdown in 2017 that the U.N. has said was executed with genocidal intent. Myanmar denies committing genocide.

On Meerut SP asking Muslims to 'go to Pak', govt says NHRC takes note

February 12, 2020 3:38 pm

"The issue of repatriation of the Rohingya has been discussed with Bangladesh authorities at the highest level, wherein both countries have agreed on the need to expedite their safe, speedy and sustainable repatriation to their homes in Myanmar," Reddy said.

Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government

February 09, 2020 6:00 pm

Protesters were seen carrying banners saying "No Rohingya" during Sunday's rally, the first held in support of the military since the United Nations' highest court ordered Myanmar to take measures to protect the minority group last month.

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.

Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

January 21, 2020 3:28 pm

More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state during weeks of brutal violence, during which the United Nations says gang rapes and mass killings were carried out with "genocidal intent".

After CAA, govt’s next move on deporting Rohingya: Jitendra Singh

January 04, 2020 7:47 am

The Rohingya are Muslim refugees from Myanmar who have accused the regime there of mass murder, rape and arson. Thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, and some have also come to India.

Evening news briefing: 'Next step to deport Rohingyas', Iranian Maj Gen killed in US airstrikes, and more

January 03, 2020 6:00 pm

From US airstrike killing top Iranian General in Baghdad, to Union Minister for State Jitendra Singh saying that government's next step is to flush out the Rohingya migrants, here are the top developments this evening.


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.