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  • 6 Rohingya Muslims arrested from railway station in Tripura

    Dharmanagar (Tripura): As many as six Rohingya Muslims were arrested from the railway station here on Saturday night. The six members, identified as Mohammad Jahangir Alam (17), Ibrahim Alam (17), Mohammad Ashan (15), Nur Fataman (16), Jhana Tara (14) and Dilwara Begum (27) were reportedly waiting to board a train to Hyderabad.

  • China urges others to avoid ‘complicating’ Myanmar dispute

    Beijing: China urged other governments today to “constructively help” Myanmar and Bangladesh resolve the fate of Rohingya Muslims “instead of complicating the issue” after Myanmar blocked a visit by UN human rights official. Events in Rakhine state, where more than 630,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown, are an internal affair for Myanmar that “contains complicated historical, national and religious factors,” said a foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying.

  • US House passes resolution on ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingyas

    Washington : The US House of Representatives has condemned the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar’s leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country.

  • Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford top honour

    The Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to Suu Kyi in 1997 and said it did not want to celebrate “those who turn a blind eye to violence”

  • 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