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The guerrilla force is posing the strongest military challenge to the central government of the many ethnic minority groups who for decades have sought greater autonomy.(AP)

Thousands flee in expectation of Myanmar military operation

Yangon, Myanmar | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 09:43 AM IST
The exodus from more than 40 villages is continuing almost a week later, even though the order was revoked last Friday Rakhine state’s security and border affairs minister.
There are also concerns about plans to implement the NRC across India. (Representative PTI photo )
There are also concerns about plans to implement the NRC across India. (Representative PTI photo )

PM Modi has assured NRC an ‘internal issue’: Bangladesh envoy

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.
Humanitarian and historical experiential grounds may have compelled Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government in Bangladesh to open its borders to Rohingyas, forcing a young nation to manage nearly 1.1 million refugees(AP)
Humanitarian and historical experiential grounds may have compelled Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government in Bangladesh to open its borders to Rohingyas, forcing a young nation to manage nearly 1.1 million refugees(AP)

How linguistic choices affect Rohingya children

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
File photo of workers on the Indian side of the Kaladan project at Lawngtlai in Mizoram.(HT PHOTO)
File photo of workers on the Indian side of the Kaladan project at Lawngtlai in Mizoram.(HT PHOTO)

Myanmar rebel group releases four abducted Indians, fifth dies in detention

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi‪
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Five Indians, all employed by companies working on the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transport Project (KMMTP) and five Myanmarese men were abducted Sunday evening when they were on their way from Paletwa (Chin state) to Kyauktaw (in Rakhine state) in two speed boats. They were released Monday morning.
More than 200 Rakhine Buddhist refugees living near a border village in Mizoram since 2017 have been sent back to Myanmar despite non-cooperation from the authorities in the neighbouring country(Lawngtlai district administration)
More than 200 Rakhine Buddhist refugees living near a border village in Mizoram since 2017 have been sent back to Myanmar despite non-cooperation from the authorities in the neighbouring country(Lawngtlai district administration)

219 Rakhine Buddhist refugees living in Mizoram sent to Myanmar

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.
Thirty-one Rohingyas who are stranded on zero line between the India and Bangladesh international border in Tripura for past 72 hours, are from Rakhine State in Myanmar, said a Border Security Force (BSF) official.(Picture for representation)
Thirty-one Rohingyas who are stranded on zero line between the India and Bangladesh international border in Tripura for past 72 hours, are from Rakhine State in Myanmar, said a Border Security Force (BSF) official.(Picture for representation)

31 Rohingyas stranded on India-Bangladesh border from Myanmar, says BSF

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:26 PM IST
After their preliminary questioning to know their identities on Monday, the BSF said most of them are from four districts of Rakhine State — Mandaw, Bhusidang, Maungdaw and Manandaw.
India on Thursday said it would consider providing more aid for efforts to develop the troubled Rakhine state in Myanmar and handed over the first 50 units of prefabricated houses built in the region with funding from New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
India on Thursday said it would consider providing more aid for efforts to develop the troubled Rakhine state in Myanmar and handed over the first 50 units of prefabricated houses built in the region with funding from New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind says India may give more aid to develop Rakhine

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”.
Muslim Rohingya fishermen walk by the port at a refugee camp outside Sittwe October 29, 2015.(REUTERS)
Muslim Rohingya fishermen walk by the port at a refugee camp outside Sittwe October 29, 2015.(REUTERS)

India, Myanmar sign MoU on operationalisation of Sittwe Port

Nay Pyi Taw | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 11:59 PM IST
The Sittwe port in Myanmar will connect India’s landlocked north-east region to the Bay of Bengal through Mizoram. It will also provide an alternate route to Kolkata.
A recent report by the United Nations Human Rights Council even recommended that Myanmar’s top generals be investigated and prosecuted for “genocide” in Rakhine state(REUTERS)
A recent report by the United Nations Human Rights Council even recommended that Myanmar’s top generals be investigated and prosecuted for “genocide” in Rakhine state(REUTERS)

Suu Kyi must stop defending the indefensible

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
This picture taken from Maungdaw district, Myanmar's Rakhine state on April 25, 2018 shows Rohingya refugees gathering behind a barbed-wire fence in a temporary settlement setup in a "no man's land" border zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh.(AFP File Photo)
This picture taken from Maungdaw district, Myanmar's Rakhine state on April 25, 2018 shows Rohingya refugees gathering behind a barbed-wire fence in a temporary settlement setup in a "no man's land" border zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh.(AFP File Photo)

US sanctions Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Commanders Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe, Khin Hlaing, and Thura San Lwin were accused of leading violent campaigns against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state of Myanmar.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh meets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka on July 14.(PTI Photo)
Union home minister Rajnath Singh meets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka on July 14.(PTI Photo)

Committed to speedy return of Rohingyas to Myanmar, Rajnath Singh tells Bangladesh PM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:01 PM IST
More than six lakh Rohingya Muslims have taken shelter in Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine State in August last year.
In this file photo taken on September 27, 2017, Hindu women cry near the dead bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village, Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.(AFP File)
In this file photo taken on September 27, 2017, Hindu women cry near the dead bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village, Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.(AFP File)

Rohingya militants massacred 53 Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

Agence France-Presse, Yangon | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Amnesty International said that a new investigation had confirmed the militants killed 53 Hindus “execution-style” -- mostly children -- in the Kha Maung Seik village cluster in northern Maungdaw.
Priyanka Chopra meets Rohingya refugees.(Twitter)
Priyanka Chopra meets Rohingya refugees.(Twitter)

UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra urges the world to care for Rohingya refugees

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Dhaka
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 06:26 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shared pictures and messages from her field visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Myanmar's President Win Myint, right, with visiting Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj during their meeting at the President House in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Thursday.(AP photo)
Myanmar's President Win Myint, right, with visiting Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj during their meeting at the President House in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Thursday.(AP photo)

India for safe, sustainable return of Rohingyas, says Sushma Swaraj

Press Trust of India, Nay Pyi Taw | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 06:45 PM IST
An estimated 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar since the military crackdown, resulting in a major crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh.
India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (L), who arrived in Myanmar on Thursday on a two-day visit, met Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations across different sectors.(Twitter photo/@MEAIndia)
India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (L), who arrived in Myanmar on Thursday on a two-day visit, met Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations across different sectors.(Twitter photo/@MEAIndia)

India, Myanmar sign seven agreements as Sushma Swaraj meets Suu Kyi

Press Trust of India, Nay Pyi Taw | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 06:04 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj also reiterated India’s readiness and commitment to helping the Government of Myanmar in addressing issues related to Rakhine State.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj meets Myanmar President Win Myint in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Thursday.(AP)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj meets Myanmar President Win Myint in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Thursday.(AP)

Sushma calls on Myanmar President, Rohingya refugee crisis on the plate

Press Trust of India, Nay Pyi Taw | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2018 09:47 PM IST
An estimated 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State since August last year after large-scale violence following a military crackdown.
Journalists put their hands up to ask questions during the closing press conference for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Marlborough House in London on Friday.(AP)
Journalists put their hands up to ask questions during the closing press conference for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Marlborough House in London on Friday.(AP)

Commonwealth lauds Bangladesh for sheltering Rohingya

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 09:49 PM IST
CHOGM leaders called for a halt to all violence, a restoration of normality, and accountability of the perpetrators of gross violations of human rights through and independent process of investigation.
Photo posted alongside the Myanmar government’s statement shows one man, two women, a young girl and a boy receiving the ID cards.(Myanmar government’s Information Committee/ Facebook)
Photo posted alongside the Myanmar government’s statement shows one man, two women, a young girl and a boy receiving the ID cards.(Myanmar government’s Information Committee/ Facebook)

First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar: Govt

Agence France-Presse, Yangon | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 09:02 AM IST
The Myanmar government said that a family of five members became the first to came back. They to Taungpyoletwei town repatriation camp in Rakhine state
Protesters from Amnesty International display banners regarding the the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.(Reuters File Photo)
Protesters from Amnesty International display banners regarding the the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.(Reuters File Photo)

With Rohingya gone, Myanmar’s ethnic Rakhine seek to establish ‘Muslim-dry buffer zone’

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.
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