Tag: Rohingyas

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  • Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha Puja highlights plight of refugees

    Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha Puja highlights plight of refugees

    The world has witnessed a spurt in such incidents in recent years.

    October 6, 2019
  • Bangladesh urged to halt returning Rohingyas

    Bangladesh urged to halt returning Rohingyas

    Myanmar authorities have verified 3,454 people for an initial round of returns from a list of 22,000 submitted by Bangladesh authorities

    August 21, 2019
  • Scam in Myanmar

    Scam in Myanmar

    The UN has hit the bull’s eye. Without tangible correctives, the military scam can only be of academic interest.

    August 8, 2019
  • Generals crippled

    Generals crippled

    The fountainhead of democracy has eventually reacted to its degeneration in Myanmar since the early 1990s.

    July 22, 2019
  • Round One to Suu Kyi

    Round One to Suu Kyi

    Comment on whether her agenda will attain fruition must await the evolution of developments not the least because the military still retains the power to veto constitutional change.

    February 27, 2019
  • The Other Wall

    The Other Wall

    The world must give it to Prime Minister Begum Hasina that thus far she has been no less accommodating than Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, vis-a-vis the migrants from North Africa and the Arab countries.

    February 11, 2019
  • Voice of the Refugee

    Voice of the Refugee

    There is almost a collective sense of spurious satisfaction in Myanmar over the refusal of the 700,000 Rohingyas to return from the squalid camps of Bangladesh. Equally, much as it hoped to start the repatriation very shortly, there is little doubt that the government in Dhaka must be sorely disappointed ~ a month before the …

    November 19, 2018
  • 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