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India has previously deported Rohingya refugees.(Reuters file photo)

‘Follow due procedure’: Supreme Court rejects plea to stall Rohingya deportation

PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 05:54 AM IST
There are close to 7,000 Rohingya refugees in Jammu & Kashmir, numbers that have increased since the late 2000s when they first arrived in the region after escaping from Myanmar, where they were facing religious persecution.
The Centre had opposed the plea saying that the country cannot be the “capital” for illegal immigrants.(HT file photo)
The Centre had opposed the plea saying that the country cannot be the “capital” for illegal immigrants.(HT file photo)

Supreme Court order on release of Rohingyas detained in Jammu on Thursday

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 10:34 PM IST
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian will pronounce its order on the interim plea moved by a Rohingya refugee Mohd Salimullah in the pending matter.
Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who are largely denied citizenship in their home country Myanmar, have lived in India for years. (AP File Photo )
Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who are largely denied citizenship in their home country Myanmar, have lived in India for years. (AP File Photo )

Centre halts deportation of 16-year-old Rohingya girl to Myanmar

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 11:13 PM IST
The girl and her family were among the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled a Myanmar military-led crackdown in 2017.
Several Myanmar nationals of Rohingya origin have been arrested over the past few years in different parts of India for crossing over to the country illegaly, even as they were fleeing persecution.(AFP file photo)
Several Myanmar nationals of Rohingya origin have been arrested over the past few years in different parts of India for crossing over to the country illegaly, even as they were fleeing persecution.(AFP file photo)

Assam tries to deport Rohingya girl, Myanmar refuses to accept

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 05:02 PM IST
However, immigration officials of Myanmar refused to accept her, stating that the check-gate is shut for the last one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police denied any planned campaign or drive against the community.(ANI | Representational image)
Police denied any planned campaign or drive against the community.(ANI | Representational image)

Four Rohingya refugees from Kalindi Kunj camp detained for not having documents

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 04:09 AM IST
Rohingya leaders alleged a concerted drive against them, citing a similar incident earlier in March when about a dozen refugees were detained for not having papers.
The Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the Centre's decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the Centre's decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear petition seeking to stop deportation of Rohingya refugees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 08:27 AM IST
The intervention application has been filed by Mohammad Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, through advocate Prashant Bhushan.
A Rohingya refugee boy sits on a stack of burned material after a massive fire broke out and destroyed thousands of shelters in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(Reuters)
A Rohingya refugee boy sits on a stack of burned material after a massive fire broke out and destroyed thousands of shelters in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(Reuters)

Aid workers struggle to reunite Rohingya children separated by deadly fire

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 03:16 PM IST
The blaze tore through the cramped camp in southeast Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on Monday, killing 15 people with hundreds missing, the United Nations said. Bangladesh said at least 11 people were killed.
Rohingya refugees watch smoke rising following a fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh, Monday, March 22, 2021. The fire destroyed hundreds of shelters and left thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/ Shafiqur Rahman)(AP)
Rohingya refugees watch smoke rising following a fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh, Monday, March 22, 2021. The fire destroyed hundreds of shelters and left thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/ Shafiqur Rahman)(AP)

Fire guts Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, hundreds of shelters destroyed

AP |
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 07:24 PM IST
Louise Donovan, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency, said in an email that fire services, rescue and response teams and volunteers were at the scene.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij had said on the eve of the budget session that the state government planned to introduce the Bill to curb love jihad, a term he coined to refer to forced conversions for marriage. (HT file photo)
Haryana home minister Anil Vij had said on the eve of the budget session that the state government planned to introduce the Bill to curb love jihad, a term he coined to refer to forced conversions for marriage. (HT file photo)

'India not a dharamshala': Haryana minister says collecting info about Rohingyas

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 06:13 PM IST
Several news reports claimed that Rohingyas have been taking shelter in the Nuh village of Haryana's Mewat district.
Bangladesh says the relocation is voluntary, but some of a first group to be moved spoke of being coerced. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo(REUTERS)
Bangladesh says the relocation is voluntary, but some of a first group to be moved spoke of being coerced. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo(REUTERS)

UN delegation to visit remote Bangladesh island since Rohingya moved

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:14 PM IST
  • The United Nations earlier said it had not been allowed to conduct a technical and safety assessment of the island and was not involved in the transfer of refugees there.
Anti-coup protesters stand behind a line of makeshift shields marked with a three-fingered salute and defaced image of Commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing as they gather to protest in Yangon, Myanmar(AP)
Anti-coup protesters stand behind a line of makeshift shields marked with a three-fingered salute and defaced image of Commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing as they gather to protest in Yangon, Myanmar(AP)

Myanmar's military junta removes Rakhine rebels from list of terrorist groups

Reuters |
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.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 file photo Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(AP Photo)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 file photo Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(AP Photo)

Bangladesh claims it was successful in protecting Rohingyas from Covid-19

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:37 PM IST
On Tuesday, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ICSG), which coordinates the UN's humanitarian activities, INGOs and NGOs lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led government for successfully handling the Covid-19 situation in Rohingya camps.
Rohingya refugees stand outside their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu,(AP Photo)
Rohingya refugees stand outside their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu,(AP Photo)

18 more Rohingyas detained; count at Kathua holding centre reaches 197

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 10:34 AM IST
  • The detained Rohingyas include 100 women and 97 men, all above the age of 18 years.
Rohingyas at Kiryani Talab in Jammu on Monday (HT Photo)
Rohingyas at Kiryani Talab in Jammu on Monday (HT Photo)

Rohingya refugees issue must be seen through humanitarian angle: CPI(M)

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:13 PM IST
  • Regional Secretary CPI(M) Jammu Sham Prasad Kesar said so far nothing adverse has been found against the Rohingya refugees in the union territory and keeping that in consideration, the administration must deal with the issue on a humanitarian basis.
Rohingyas at Kiryani Talab in Jammu on Monday (HT Photo)
Rohingyas at Kiryani Talab in Jammu on Monday (HT Photo)

Fearing expulsion, Rohingyas in Jammu plead for protection

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:04 AM IST
Over the weekend, police rounded up the 169 people from the city and took them to the Hiranagar jail detention centre
Rohingyas living in Jammu said they were concerned about the weekend's detentions and the threat of deportation. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)(AP)
Rohingyas living in Jammu said they were concerned about the weekend's detentions and the threat of deportation. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)(AP)

Rohingyas in Jammu fear deportation to Myanmar after police detain over 150

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • Dozens of Rohingya are in a makeshift "holding centre" at Jammu's Hira Nagar jail after local authorities conducted biometric and other tests on hundreds of people to verify their identities.
FILE - IN this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The United Nations said Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, and that their families are worried that many may have already died. (AP Photo, File)(AP)
FILE - IN this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The United Nations said Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, and that their families are worried that many may have already died. (AP Photo, File)(AP)

SOS call to local paper saves 81 Rohingya at sea, but no country to take them in

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • While the boat has been located, the fate of the passengers remains far from certain.
The United Nations refugee agency had raised the alarm earlier this week over the missing boat, which had left Cox's Bazar on Feb. 11. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo(REUTERS)
The United Nations refugee agency had raised the alarm earlier this week over the missing boat, which had left Cox's Bazar on Feb. 11. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo(REUTERS)

Indian coast guard rescue 81 Rohingya refugees adrift at sea, 8 dead

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:17 PM IST
  • The Indian government was in discussions with Bangladesh to agree for the safe return of the vessel, which was found drifting in international waters.
FILE - IN this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The United Nations said Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, and that their families are worried that many may have already died. (AP Photo, File)(AP)
FILE - IN this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The United Nations said Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, and that their families are worried that many may have already died. (AP Photo, File)(AP)

UNHCR praises Indian coast guard for helping Rohingya adrift in Andaman sea

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:27 PM IST
UNHCR said the Indian coast guard responded to its request and deployed a search and rescue team.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled a deadly crackdown by Myanmar's security forces in 2017 and poured into neighbouring Bangladesh REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo(REUTERS)
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled a deadly crackdown by Myanmar's security forces in 2017 and poured into neighbouring Bangladesh REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo(REUTERS)

UN refugee agency calls for rescue of Rohingya adrift in Andaman sea

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
  • The agency said it understood some passengers had died, with fatalities rising over the weekend on a boat it said had left the coastal district of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh about 10 days ago and had experienced engine failure.
The department said Malaysia repatriated 37,038 migrants last year, including 3,322 from Myanmar REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)
The department said Malaysia repatriated 37,038 migrants last year, including 3,322 from Myanmar REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)

Malaysia to deport 1,200 Myanmar migrants despite a military coup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:27 PM IST
  • Malaysia's immigration chief, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, said in a statement late Monday that the detainees will be deported Feb. 23 on Myanmar navy ships. He said the 1,200 were held for offenses including not having valid travel documents, overstaying and violating their social visit passes.
With Monday’s group, more than 7,000 refugees have moved to the island since the process started in December (AP Photo)(AP)
With Monday’s group, more than 7,000 refugees have moved to the island since the process started in December (AP Photo)(AP)

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to new island

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:20 PM IST
  • The roughly 2,000 Rohingya who had been living in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar were sent to Bhasan Char. The government has said the arrangement is good for the refugees and the island is designed to offer better living conditions. While human rights groups have criticized the moves.
Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(AP/ File photo)
Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(AP/ File photo)

Over 30 Rohingya caught arriving in Malaysia by boat in January, says police

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 03:51 PM IST
Seeking refuge, Muslim Rohingya have for years boarded boats fleeing persecution in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh, some taking the dangerous option of travelling with people-smugglers to Southeast Asia.
China will not likely criticize Myanmar's new military government, even if its new direction and policies dent somewhat its interests and ongoing projects in the country (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)
China will not likely criticize Myanmar's new military government, even if its new direction and policies dent somewhat its interests and ongoing projects in the country (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)

China making cautious moves to save its investments in Myanmar after coup

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • Among the major projects that were on the table before the coup are a new railroad linking the Chinese border town of Ruili with Mandalay in Myanmar, and a China-financed deep-sea port at Kyaukpyu on the Bay of Bengal, which already also serves as a terminus for oil and gas pipelines.
Union minister of state for the ministry of home affairs Nityanand Rai during a Budget Session of Parliament. (ANI Photo)
Union minister of state for the ministry of home affairs Nityanand Rai during a Budget Session of Parliament. (ANI Photo)

Central govt has the power to deport illegal foreign nationals: MHA

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:03 PM IST
  • "Central Government has been vested with powers under sections 3(2)(e) and 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946 to detain and deport foreign nationals staying illegally in the country," said Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai, while responding to Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai's query.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 file photo Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Countries with the least corruption have been best positioned to weather the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a closely-watched annual study released Thursday by anti-graft watchdog organization Transparency International. Bangladesh, which scored 26 and placed 146th on the list, “invests little in health care while corruption flourishes during COVID-19, ranging from bribery in health clinics to misappropriated aid,” Transparency wrote. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu, file)(AP)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 file photo Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Countries with the least corruption have been best positioned to weather the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a closely-watched annual study released Thursday by anti-graft watchdog organization Transparency International. Bangladesh, which scored 26 and placed 146th on the list, “invests little in health care while corruption flourishes during COVID-19, ranging from bribery in health clinics to misappropriated aid,” Transparency wrote. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu, file)(AP)

Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • “The military killed us, raped our sisters and mothers, torched our villages. How is it possible for us to stay safe under their control?” said Khin Maung, head of the Rohingya Youth Association in the camps in Cox’s Bazar district.
"Most probably, they will be taken to Chittagong tomorrow and the next day, they will be sent to Bhasan char from there," Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury told Reuters
"Most probably, they will be taken to Chittagong tomorrow and the next day, they will be sent to Bhasan char from there," Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury told Reuters

Bangladesh to move 2,000-3,000 more Rohingyas to remote island this week

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • "Last time, we had preparations for 700 to 1,000 but finally more than 1,800 Rohingya moved there. People who moved earlier are calling their relatives and friends to go there. That's why more people are going there." Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury told Reuters.
In the earlier detention on January 11, a police team in east Delhi detained six Rohingyas — two boys aged 10 and 14, a 15-year-old girl, a 60-year-old man, a woman, 50 and a 31-year-old man.(File Photo. Representative image)
In the earlier detention on January 11, a police team in east Delhi detained six Rohingyas — two boys aged 10 and 14, a 15-year-old girl, a 60-year-old man, a woman, 50 and a 31-year-old man.(File Photo. Representative image)

Two Rohingya men arrested for living in Delhi ‘illegally’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:23 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Santosh Kumar Meena, on Friday, said that based on local information, two men, Hamid Hussain (23) and Nabi Hussain (22), were arrested from Hastsal village in Uttam Nagar. A case was registered against them under the Foreigners Act.
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)

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

Dhaka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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.
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