SC to hear pleas on GoI’s move to deport illegal Rohingyas

SC to hear pleas on GoI’s move to deport illegal Rohingyas

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would accord final hearing in August on a batch of petitions challenging the government of India’s decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar. The top court is also seized of petitions which support the government’s stand to deport over 40,000 Rohingyas, who fled […]

New report says 41 million displaced within countries by conflict

New report says 41 million displaced within countries by conflict

GENEVA: A leading advocacy group for refugees estimates a record 41 million people have been displaced within their countries, with many forced to flee conflict, violence and internal tensions in several African countries and Syria. The Norwegian Refugee Council said a global report on displacement by its monitoring centre for internal displacement found an increase […]

31 Rohingyas stuck at border since Friday, BSF-BGB blame-game on

31 Rohingyas stuck at border since Friday, BSF-BGB blame-game on

Agartala: Thirty one Rohingya Muslims are literally in no-man’s land, holed up behind the barbed wire fencing along the Bangladesh border in Tripura since Friday, while a blame-game is on between the border guards of the two countries over their refuge. The Border Security Force (BSF) officials said six men, nine women and 16 children […]

UNHCR seeks clarification from India over repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar

UNHCR seeks clarification from India over repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar

United Nations: The UN refugee agency has expressed regret over India’s decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya to Myanmar, saying it has sought clarification from India on the circumstances under which the asylum seekers were sent back, voicing concern over the unconducive conditions for such returns. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner […]

Rohingya Genocide: Now Take Action!

Rohingya Genocide: Now Take Action!

In an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 394-1, the US House of Representatives on Thursday, in a non-binding resolution, declared crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as genocide. Such a move by the House comes months after the State Department released a report on alleged widespread acts of violence against the Rohingya in the northern Rakhine […]

Sad Plight

Sad Plight

A United Nations committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing gross human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country’s military. So far so good. That there has been a systematic ethnocide against the poor, hapless […]

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