Tag: Rohingyas

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  • Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Thursday

    Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Thursday

    The two governments agreed to repatriate 2,251 of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps, in the first of a phased process.

    November 13, 2018
  • Rohingyas urge India to create conditions conducive for their return

    Rohingyas urge India to create conditions conducive for their return

    They agree that the attempt by some of their countrymen to obtain Aadhaar and other cards meant for Indian citizens is wrong. 

    October 22, 2018
  • Rohingyas moving in large numbers to Kerala in trains: RPF

    Rohingyas moving in large numbers to Kerala in trains: RPF

    Rohingya refugees are travelling to Kerala in large groups with their families in trains bound for the southern states from India’s northeast.

    September 29, 2018
  • Gut-churning narrative

    Gut-churning narrative

    It is time for Aung San Suu Kyi to end her studied silence. Time also for her to appeal to the military to end the relentless repression of Rohingyas. That horrendous repression was graphically documented on Tuesday by the voice of the comity of nations, the UN Human Rights Council. The horrific accounts of murders, …

    September 21, 2018
  • UN report details continued abuses against Rohingyas

    UN report details continued abuses against Rohingyas

    The mission considered that by conservative estimates at least 10,000 people were killed during the 2017 Army offensive, globally condemned as "ethnic cleansing".

    September 18, 2018
  • Engage insurgents, unlock NE potential

    Engage insurgents, unlock NE potential

    India must consider a Panglong-type conference with insurgent groups in the North East to resolve outstanding issues, and ensure that the region becomes an effective counterweight in the region's strategic sphere.

    September 10, 2018
  • Why Rakhine state is important

    Why Rakhine state is important

    While the media spotlight on Rohingyas has primarily focused on religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, the strategic importance of Rakhine State of Myanmar needs to be articulated. Rakhine State, where the Rohingyas have lived predominantly since time immemorial, is considered resourceful, but politically fragile. As we know, military operations ignited an ethnic conflict that resulted …

    September 4, 2018
  • Genocide reaffirmed

    Genocide reaffirmed

    The United Nations has spoken and the world must listen. Never in recent years has the voice of the entity been so resounding as it was on Monday. Its intrepid presentation on the violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s security forces on the Rohingyas is a severe indictment of the country’s army chief and, albeit indirectly, of …

    August 29, 2018
  • Diplomatic, selective

    Diplomatic, selective

    From Iran to Myanmar, the United States of America has effected a stern tightening of the economic screws. After a bout of unsplendid isolation during the long years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s incarceration, the authorities in Naypidaw, albeit “elected”, will have to contend with the latest cache of sanctions that were imposed last Friday. …

    August 20, 2018
  • Repressed religion

    Repressed religion

    China’s stout denial of the report of the UN human rights panel on the persecution of one million ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang province is rather unlikely to convince the comity of nations. The crisis has been festering for the past several years and has only exacerbated over time. Comparisons are odious. Yet suffice it to …

    August 17, 2018
  • Rohingyas in Bangladesh seek global support during Guterres visit

    Rohingyas in Bangladesh seek global support during Guterres visit

    Myanmar authorities do not recognize the Rohingyas as a distinct ethnic group and instead consider them illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and deny them citizenship and other basic rights.

    July 2, 2018
  • Over 70 illegal immigrants nabbed in Manipur

    Over 70 illegal immigrants nabbed in Manipur

    The Manipur Police on Thursday said it nabbed over 70 undocumented persons suspected to be illegal immigrants. The arrests came a few hours after a stern warning by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh over illegal migrants entering the state after passing through various police booths. The arrested persons also include three minor Rohingya girls who …

    May 24, 2018
  • Ingredients of a crime

    Ingredients of a crime

    While Myanmar is not a party to the Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court is examining whether its action to deport Rohingyas falls within its ambit, write Joyeeta Banerjee and Rajdeep Banerjee.

    May 17, 2018
  • India calls for speedy return of Rohingyas to Myanmar

    India calls for speedy return of Rohingyas to Myanmar

    India on Friday underlined the need for the safe and speedy return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar while conveying to the Myanmar leadership its readiness to help the South-east Asian country in addressing the issues related to Rakhine State. The two countries also signed seven agreements, including one that will enable people …

    May 11, 2018
  • Sushma Swaraj to visit Myanmar; focus on Rohingyas

    Sushma Swaraj to visit Myanmar; focus on Rohingyas

    Swaraj is expected to reiterate to the Myanmar leadership India’s position that normalcy should be restored in the Rakhine State

    May 3, 2018
  • Shambolic repatriation

    Shambolic repatriation

    The very least that the Rohingyas deserved in their moment of relentless privation was the bilateral kerfuffle between Myanmar and Bangladesh over Naypidaw’s orchestrated repatriation of the first batch of refugees from nearly 700,000 who fled the crackdown ~ “ethnic cleansing” in the reckoning of the United Nations ~ last year. It is imperative for …

    April 19, 2018
  • Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks UN help for Rohingya’s return

    Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks UN help for Rohingya’s return

    Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the help of UN to implement the Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement on the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas displaced from the Rakhine state. Hasina spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the issue over phone on Friday night and her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the UN …

    April 7, 2018