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 […]

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 […]

India should use its influence with Myanmar for reconciliation on Rohingya issue: UN Secy Gen

India should use its influence with Myanmar for reconciliation on Rohingya issue: UN Secy Gen

New Delhi: Asserting that those involved in violence against the Rohingyas should be held accountable, United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said India can help in the crisis by supporting Bangladesh in humanitarian assistance and using its influence with Myanmar to bring about reconciliation. He also said that to keep a population in […]

Bangladesh delays plan to shift Rohingya to remote island

DHAKA: Bangladesh has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said Monday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar border. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was slated to open the new settlement built to house 100,000 refugees on Bhashan Char on October 3, despite warnings […]

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