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Bangladesh under 'no obligation' to accept stranded Rohingya refugees: Minister

The refugees have been drifting in international waters after leaving southern Bangladesh on February 11 in the hope of reaching Malaysia.
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen told Reuters that Bangladesh expects India or Myanmar to accept Rohingya survivors.(REUTERS)
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen told Reuters that Bangladesh expects India or Myanmar to accept Rohingya survivors.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 05:17 PM IST
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India has highest stake in Rohingyas' return to Myanmar: India at UNGA

Myanmar doesn’t recognise Rohingya as an ethnic group and insists that they are Bangladeshi migrants living illegally in the country.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti.(PTI File Photo)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:34 PM IST
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Blaze razes 500 houses in Bangladesh Rohingya camp

There were no deaths but at least 10 people were injured as they escaped the fire at around 2:00 am (2000 GMT Wednesday) at the Nayapara camp, Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Rezwan Hayat said.
Other squalid and congested camps in the area are home to nearly 900,000 Rohingya, most of whom fled a brutal military offensive by Myanmar's military in 2017. (File home)(REUTERS)
Other squalid and congested camps in the area are home to nearly 900,000 Rohingya, most of whom fled a brutal military offensive by Myanmar's military in 2017. (File home)(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 08:03 PM IST
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Bangladesh sends second group of Rohingya refugees to isolated island

International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could overwhelm the island and endanger thousands of lives.
An aerial view of huts at a refugee camp from where Rohingya refugees were moved to an island called 'Bhasan Char' in Balukhali, Bangladesh.(AP)
An aerial view of huts at a refugee camp from where Rohingya refugees were moved to an island called 'Bhasan Char' in Balukhali, Bangladesh.(AP)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 08:32 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island

After about a three-hour trip they arrived at the island, which was once regularly submerged by monsoon rains but now has flood protection embankments, houses, hospitals and mosques built at a cost of more than $112 million by the Bangladesh navy.
On Thursday, 11 passenger buses carrying the refugees left Cox’s Bazar on the way to the island, they camped overnight in school buildings in the southeastern city of Chittagong(REUTERS)
On Thursday, 11 passenger buses carrying the refugees left Cox’s Bazar on the way to the island, they camped overnight in school buildings in the southeastern city of Chittagong(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to island

The island’s facilities are built to accommodate 100,000 people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps.
Buses wait to carry Rohingyas from a refugee camp of Cox's Bazar to Chattogram.(REUTERS)
Buses wait to carry Rohingyas from a refugee camp of Cox's Bazar to Chattogram.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 03, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

14 foreign nationals arrested from train for illegally entering India

A case has been registered under the Foreigner’s (Amendment) Act.
Published on Nov 27, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party claims resounding election win in Myanmar

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.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during her “Election Awareness Tour” in Ho-Pong township in Pa-O self-administrative zone, southern Shan State, Myanmar. (AP Photo)
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during her “Election Awareness Tour” in Ho-Pong township in Pa-O self-administrative zone, southern Shan State, Myanmar. (AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 12:28 PM IST
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Yangon | ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Don’t turn away from Rohingya’s plight, UK urges world

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced the new funding for the refugees in Bangladesh and assistance for the country to deal with Covid-19 pandemic.
Rohingya refugees walk back to their makeshift home after collecting relief supplies at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on October 15.(AFP)
Rohingya refugees walk back to their makeshift home after collecting relief supplies at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on October 15.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Festival special: Delhi restaurateurs distribute free food among Rohingya refugees during Navratri 2020

‘Blessings from these poor people can never be enough’: Delhi restaurateurs on distributing free food and spreading happiness among Rohingya refugees on Navratri
Delhi restaurateurs distribute food among Rohingya refugees on Navratri(Twitter/ANI)
Delhi restaurateurs distribute food among Rohingya refugees on Navratri(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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New Delhi [India] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

UN council members urge halt to Myanmar-Arakan Army fighting

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.
In this file photo taken on September 7, 2017, a house burns in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state in northern Myanmar.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on September 7, 2017, a house burns in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state in northern Myanmar.(AFP)
Published on Sep 12, 2020 05:44 AM IST
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United Nations | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

26 Rohingya Muslims feared drowned found hiding on Malaysian islet

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency found 26 Rohingya refugees hiding on the islet on Sunday. The group included 12 men, 10 women and four children, officials said.
In this file photo released by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a wooden boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi, Malaysia.(AP)
In this file photo released by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a wooden boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi, Malaysia.(AP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

At least 24 Rohingya migrants feared drowned off Malaysia: Report

A search and rescue operation had been launched, but another official told AFP that no bodies or survivors have been found.
Malaysia has stepped up maritime patrols since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in a bid to stop Rohingya boats from landing.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Malaysia has stepped up maritime patrols since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in a bid to stop Rohingya boats from landing.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 02:02 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Thousands flee in expectation of Myanmar military operation

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.
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)
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)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 09:43 AM IST
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Yangon, Myanmar | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

4 Rohingya men killed in gunfight with Bangladesh police

The gunfight took place Friday when a team of security officials was searching for the gang leader in a forest near the Rohingya camps at Cox’s Bazar
Rohingya refugees walk on a road at the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
Rohingya refugees walk on a road at the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

UN human rights expert accuse Myanmar army of fresh abuses

The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar has called for a new investigation into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity during recent fighting in the Southeast Asian country as she approaches the end of her appointment.
Myanmar Border Guard Police walk ahead of a trishaw driver and passenger along the main road of Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state of Myanmar, on September 6, 2017.(AP file photo for representation purpose)
Myanmar Border Guard Police walk ahead of a trishaw driver and passenger along the main road of Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state of Myanmar, on September 6, 2017.(AP file photo for representation purpose)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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Yangon | ByPress Trust of India

Rohingya back on MHA radar, this time over Covid-19 infection from Tablighi

Covid-19: In a message to all state police chiefs, the Home Ministry on Thursday said there were multiple reports about contacts between the Rohingya and the Tablighi Jamaat workers from parts of the country.
The MHA has told the states that “Rohingya Muslims and their contacts need to be screened for Covid-19. Accordingly, necessary measures may be taken in this regard on priority”.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The MHA has told the states that “Rohingya Muslims and their contacts need to be screened for Covid-19. Accordingly, necessary measures may be taken in this regard on priority”.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Over two dozen Rohingya dead on rescued ship: Bangladesh coast guard

The ship failed to reach Malaysia and drifted for weeks, Bangladesh coast guard officials said.
Nearly 400 starving people were found aboard the ship when it was found.(AP Photo)
Nearly 400 starving people were found aboard the ship when it was found.(AP Photo)
Published on Apr 16, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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Dhaka | ByReuters

Bangladesh postpones Rohingya refugee island relocation again

Bangladesh and Myanmar have already signed a repatriation deal to send back some Rohingya to their homeland but safety fears mean very few have agreed to return.
Thousands are suspected to have been killed in Myanmar during the 2017 Rohingya crackdown and refugees brought reports of widespread rape and arson by soldiers and ethnic Rakhine mobs. Feb. 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
Thousands are suspected to have been killed in Myanmar during the 2017 Rohingya crackdown and refugees brought reports of widespread rape and arson by soldiers and ethnic Rakhine mobs. Feb. 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByAgence France-Presse

ICJ, finally, acts on the Rohingyas of Myanmar | Opinion

The order has implications for India. It will have to carefully consider their case for temporary protection
ICJ prescribed timely reporting obligations for Myanmar and expressly recognised Rohingyas as a protected group within the meaning of the convention(REUTERS)
ICJ prescribed timely reporting obligations for Myanmar and expressly recognised Rohingyas as a protected group within the meaning of the convention(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 08:35 PM IST
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International Court of Justice orders interim protection for Myanmar’s Rohingya

The president of the United Nation’s highest tribunal, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, ordered Myanmar “to take all measures within its powers” to prevent the killings and attacks on its Rohingya minority, adding the group remains “extremely vulnerable.”
International Court of Justice has ordered the implementation of emergency measures to protect Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingya population from genocide.(Reuters)
International Court of Justice has ordered the implementation of emergency measures to protect Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingya population from genocide.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 09:11 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByPhilip J. Heijmans

World Court says it has preliminary jurisdiction in Myanmar genocide case

Presiding Judge Yusuf Abdulqawi, in the first minutes of reading the court’s decision, said the court does have sufficient jurisdiction to decide on the request for emergency measures in the case, which was brought by Gambia.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.(REUTERS)
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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The Hague | ByReuters

Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi told to ‘stop the genocide’ in UN court showdown

Suu Kyi, whose silence about the plight of the Rohingya has tarnished her reputation as a rights icon, sat through graphic accounts of murder and rape in the wood-panelled courtroom in The Hague.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.(REUTERS)
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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The Hague | ByAgence France-Presse

International Criminal Court authorises probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Myanmar launched a military crackdown in 2017 that forced 740,000 Rohingya to flee over the border into sprawling camps in Bangladesh, in violence that United Nations investigators say amounts to “genocide”.
The court said a panel of judges on Thursday “authorised the commencement of the investigation in relation to any crime, including any future crime” committed against the Rohingyas.(AP photo)
The court said a panel of judges on Thursday “authorised the commencement of the investigation in relation to any crime, including any future crime” committed against the Rohingyas.(AP photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 08:19 PM IST
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The Hague | ByAgence France-Presse

Desolation through the looking glass

With the Rohingya community’s condition deteriorating day by day, Habiburahman, a Rohingya himself, with French journalist Sophie Ansel, try to give voice to the voiceless
(Photo: Alamy)
(Photo: Alamy)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNavneet Vyasan

Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps

On Sunday, children, hijab-wearing women, and men in long-skirt lungis shouted “God is Great, Long Live Rohingya” as they marched at the heart of the world’s largest refugee camp to commemorate what they described as “Genocide Day”.
Rohingya refugees take part in a prayer as they gather to mark the second anniversary of the exodus at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.(Reuters photo)
Rohingya refugees take part in a prayer as they gather to mark the second anniversary of the exodus at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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Kutupalong | ByAgence France-Presse

UN agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in August 2017 the United Nations has said was perpetrated with “genocidal intent”, but many refugees refuse to go back, fearing more violence.
More than 3000 Rohingya refugees are going to be consulted by the UN refugee agency and Bangladesh authority to determine if any want to return home.(AP Photo)
More than 3000 Rohingya refugees are going to be consulted by the UN refugee agency and Bangladesh authority to determine if any want to return home.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByReuters

Legal notice served on Supreme Court over Rohingya refugees

Arguing that Rohingya Muslims were a security threat to the country, Anand, in the legal notice, said the Supreme Court decision had created a lot of anger among the people of the country and that the court was biased in its approach in taking up the case when more important cases were pending.
Last year, two Rohingya men moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s proposed plan to deport 40,000 members of the community to the land of their origin, Myanmar.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Last year, two Rohingya men moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s proposed plan to deport 40,000 members of the community to the land of their origin, Myanmar.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 09, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Serving Rohingya food and memories from a lost home

“What is Rohingya? Is it an area? Where is it?” a passerby asked one of the refugees standing by the food stall.
The shy 21-year-old, whose family used to run a chain of restaurants and hotels back home, proudly scooped Shutki for visitors.(HT Photo)
The shy 21-year-old, whose family used to run a chain of restaurants and hotels back home, proudly scooped Shutki for visitors.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Rohingya refugees find solace in football, dream of contributing to India

The motley crew, called the Rohingya Football Club India, are united by their passion and love for football.
Most players in the team had to start their life from scratch as they trickled into India after undertaking a tumultuous journey from Myanmar via Bangladesh.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Most players in the team had to start their life from scratch as they trickled into India after undertaking a tumultuous journey from Myanmar via Bangladesh.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 07:18 AM IST
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Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar
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