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  • Suu Kyi makes first visit to strife-torn Rakhine region

    Moscow : Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar’s leader on Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades.

  • Rohingya crisis: US looking at Myanmar curbs

    Washington : The United States is considering sanctions against Myanmar for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine state, reports ANI.

  • B’desh’s mega refugee camp plan dangerous, says top UN official

    Cox’s Bazar : A top UN official said on Saturday that Bangladesh’s plan to build the world’s biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

  • Hasina accuses Myanmar of provoking war over Rohingyas

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday accused neighbouring Myanmar of provoking a “war” amidst the Rohingya refugee crisis and said her government avoided the conflict by “exercising restraint”.         She also said her government would continue to support nearly one million Rohingya Muslims who have fled the Buddhist-majority country to escape violence.

  • Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine unacceptable: UN

    Geneva : The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar’s government to Rakhine state, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is “unacceptable”, the UN said on Friday.

  • US to give $32million in aid to Rohingya Muslims

    New York: The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, the State Department announced. The funding “reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people,” said the State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw on Wednesday at the ongoing UN General Assembly

  • Bhopal: Muslims submit memorandum for Rohingiyas’ safety

    Bhopal: Expressing concern that Prime Minister Narendra Modi never talked to his counterpart in Myanmar for peace, Muslims on Tuesday submitted a memorandum in which they said that central government should withdraw affidavit from Supreme Court regarding Rohingiya Muslims.

  • Government tells Supreme Court not to interfere in Rohingyas matter as it’s a serious national security issue

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday filed an affidavit asking the Supreme Court not to interfere in deportation of the Rohingya Muslims since it is a policy decision in view of the “serious national security ramifications” arising from their continuous illegal stay in India. Moreover, it said, the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees cannot invoke the jurisdiction

  • Bhopal: Centre must pressurize Myanmar to protect Rohingyas

    Bhopal: Muslims have urged public representatives of the state to pressurize Myanmar government into normalizing situation in favour of Rohingya Muslims. Coordination Committee of Indian Muslims has also sought Central Government’s support for Rohingyas. The coordination committee comprises All India Muslims Personal law Board, Jammat-e-Islami Hind, Jammat-ul-Ulema-e-Hind, Indian Union Muslim League, All India Milli Council and others.

  • Myanmar situation ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’, says UN

    United Nations: The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein has said, urging the country to end the “cruel military operation” in its Rakhine state.

  • Rohingya crisis: All you need to know about ‘world’s most persecuted minority’

    The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic group, majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who live in the Southeast Asian country. The recent turmoil in Myanmar has forced the world to take up the notice of the grave injustice being done to Rohingyas and it involves a

  • Police imposes restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

    Srinagar: Restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar city on Friday to prevent protests against the killings of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, police said.  The restrictions were imposed in the areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal.  Authorities also decided not to allow Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area.

  • Myanmar Rohingya exodus: Aung San Suu Kyi blames ‘terrorists’ for ‘misinformation’

    Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi blamed terrorists for ‘huge iceberg of misinformation’, which has led to huge violence in the Rakhine state but made no mention of the nearly 126,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled over the border to Bangladesh since Aug. 25. Many Rohingya Muslims have been killed and to save their lives, they are taking shelter in the neighbouring country. Suu Kyi told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a

  • 18,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh

    Cox’s Bazar : The International Organisation for Migration on Wednesday said that 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled fresh violence in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh, with “hundreds and hundreds” stranded in no man’s land at the countries’ border.

  • Rohingya refugees says Kill us here but don’t send us back

    Hyderabad: Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution. Having lived here for over five years now, the refugees say they would not like to return to their native country to be slaughtered. They have appealed to the

  • Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

    Bangkok: A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt Gen Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses Wednesday involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison. He had held a position with responsibility for keeping out and expelling