PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The move comes at a time the army is struggling to contain daily protests against its Feb. 1 coup in which elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown.
Yangon | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Sunday’s election was viewed as a referendum on the fledgling democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), which remains very popular at home but has seen its overseas reputation battered by accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 08:06 PM IST
The group, designated a terrorist organisation by Naypyitaw, clashed with Myanmarese troops on nearly 600 occasions last year. A majority of the skirmishes occurred in close proximity to the $480-million Kaladan project.
United Nations | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:44 AM IST
The government has been embroiled for more than a year in an intermittent conflict with the well-trained and well-armed Arakan Army representing members of the area’s Rakhine ethnic group.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 12:50 AM IST
India’s position was conveyed in a letter written by external affairs minister S Jaishankar to his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen on July 2.
Naypyitaw | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 12:00 PM IST
On Friday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for an immediate end to “the world’s longest government-enforced internet shutdown”.
Yangon | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 03:14 PM IST
The rebels said he was killed in military attacks on Christmas day but the claim could not be verified; NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt said The Arakan Army bore responsibility.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 02:06 PM IST
The ammunition appears to have been dumped by the Arakan Liberation Army, a rebel group in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, the BSF said.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 10:53 PM IST
After some 1.9 million people were left out of the final version of the NRC in Assam in August, statements by BJP leaders that these people would be deported have sparked concerns among the public in Bangladesh. These concerns have been exacerbated by plans to implement the NRC across India.
By Soumya Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 07:08 PM IST
Language isolation may be a strategic political tool, but with the lack of a constructive approach on behalf of Myanmar to rehabilitate the refugees in the Rakhine state, one can’t help but wonder if there is a future for the lost generation of Rohingyas
Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 01:55 PM IST
The refugees, who mostly came in boats, took shelter in four border villages in Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district — Laitlang, Hmawngbuchhua, Zochachhua, and Dumzautlang.
Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The urgency to send them back arose after a directive was issued from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the state government earlier this month, according to Lalbiakzama, the additional secretary in the state’s home department.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 11:43 AM IST
The Arakan Army, an insurgent group, has been threatening and trying to extort money from Indian fabricators working on the Kaladan project. At least one soldier of the Myanmarese army was critically injured in an improvised explosive device blast, said a senior army officer.
Yangon | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Rakhine State saw a military-led crackdown in 2017, following attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents that prompted hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee westwards into neighbouring Bangladesh.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Without mentioning the Rohingya refugees currently living in Bangladesh, the statement said India had expressed its support for agreements between Myanmar and Bangladesh for the “repatriation of the verified displaced persons from Rakhine State and underlined its readiness to continue to assist in addressing this complex issue”.
Cox Bazar, Bangladesh/Yangon | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 07:30 PM IST
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed in late October to begin repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar to escape an army crackdown, even though the United Nations’ refugee agency and aid groups say doubts persist about their safety and conditions in Myanmar should they return.
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 12:31 PM IST
During the long years of house arrest, Ms Suu Kyi had depended on the media to get her message out to the world
Hindustan Times, Lawngtlai | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Around 300 refugees have taken shelter in Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.
Press Trust of India | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Today’s violence was between the military and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, or TNLA, one of several insurgent groups fighting for more autonomy in the north.
Associated Press, United Nations | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 02:24 PM IST
Myanmar’s military responded with counterinsurgency sweeps and was accused of widespread human rights violations, including rape, murder, torture and the burning of Rohingya homes.
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspodent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Swaraj will pay a two-day visit to Myanmar from May 10 during which key bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Rakhine state from where hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims had fled following violence last year.
Reuters, Sittwe (Myanmar) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Nearly 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown. Many of the refugees arriving in Bangladesh recounted incidents of killings and rape.
Press Trust of India, Imphal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Police said they are trying to find out the possible route used by the Rohingyas as Manipur shares a 398-km border with Myanmar.
Reuters, Yangon | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Myanmar is accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 7,00,000 Muslims to Bangladesh. The exodus of Rohingyas followed an August 25 crackdown by the military.
Associated Press, Kuala Lumpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 01:01 PM IST
About 7,00,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar in the past seven months to escape a brutal counter-insurgency campaign by the army.
Agence France-Presse, New York | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested last December and have been charged under the Official Secrets Act, which could see them jailed up to 14 years.
AFP, Koe Tan Kauk | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 12:45 PM IST
The Rakhine carry great expectations as the pioneers of a donor-led “Rakhinisation” plan to upend the demography of the once majority-Muslim area.
Reuters, Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine into neighbouring Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown in August, joining 200,000 refugees from a previous exodus.