Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy on Rohingya issue

India’s Rohingya policy has to have a human touch

By Dr.Smruti S.Pattanaik The violence unleashed by the Myanmarese Security personnel in Rakhaine state has drawn the attention of the entire world to the plight of the Rohingyas – who are described as the “most persecuted minority group in the world”. On August 25, foreign-trained militants of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) killed 11 security personnel in a revenge...

Russia opposes foreign intervention in Myanmar on Rohingya issue

Russia opposes foreign intervention in Myanmar on Rohingya issue

Moscow, September 17 (BDnews24.com): Russia has joined China is opposing foreign interference in ending the violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar Russian foreign ministry statement indicates that Moscow considers Rohingya crisis as an internal issue and is against any outside intervention. Attempts at intervening in Myanmar’s “internal affairs” may have only one net effect - still deeper inter-religious discord, Russian Foreign...

India rejects UN rights chief’s criticisms on all issues

India rejects UN rights chief’s criticisms on all issues

Geneva, September 14 (newsin.asia): India on Tuesday strongly rebutted criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad bi Hussein of its policies on cow vigilantism, Kashmir, a journalist's murder and Rohingya refugees. The Indian delegate Rajiv K.Chander said that Zeid's criticisms were based on “selective and inaccurate” reports and stressed that like other nations, New Delhi...

UN rights chief says India cannot carry out collective expulsion of Rohingyas

UN rights chief says India cannot carry out collective expulsion of Rohingyas

Geneva, September 11 (newsin.asia): The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad bin Hussein, has “deplored” India’s decision to deport 40, 000 Rohingyas on the grounds that they are illegal immigrants and stated that it cannot carry out “collective expulsions.” Prince Zeid told the 36 th. Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC): “ I deplore current...

Pakistani TV anchor detained at Myanmar airport

Pakistani TV anchor detained at Myanmar airport

Karachi, September 10 (Dawn): Pakistani TV anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s television channel expressed fears that he was stopped at the Yangon airport by Myanmarese immigration authorities on Saturday and put under detention. The chief news officer for Bol News, Faysal Aziz Khan, told Dawn that Mr Hussain had been sent to Myanmar to cover the plight of Rohingya Muslims there...

India asks Myanmar to handle Rohingya issue with restraint

India asks Myanmar to handle Rohingya issue with restraint

New Delhi, September 10 (Indian Express): A “deeply concerned” India on Saturday asked Myanmar to handle the situation in the Rakhine state with “maturity and restraint” while focusing on the welfare of the civilian population along with that of the security forces and asserted that it was imperative that violence ends there. The Indian statement came in the backdrop of...

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