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...

Rohingya militants declare month long ceasefire to facilitate delivery of relief

Rohingya militants declare month long ceasefire to facilitate delivery of relief

Yangon, September 10 (AFP): Rohingya militants, who sparked an army crackdown in Myanmar that has seen nearly 300,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, on Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire to allow aid to reach the increasingly desperate refugees. The United Nations (UN) said 294,000 bedraggled and exhausted Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since the militants' attacks on Myanmar security forces...

Sino-Indian policy congruence on Rohingyas

Sino-Indian policy congruence on Rohingyas

China and India find themselves to be strange bedfellows on the issue of the Rohingyas in Myanmar. In a rare congruence on policy, both India and China view the Rohingya problem as being part of a larger Islamic terrorist phenomenon, and not as a humanitarian tragedy bordering on genocide, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Chinese commentator ticks off Malala Yusufzai for criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya issue

Chinese commentator ticks off Malala Yusufzai for criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya issue

Beijing, September 9 (newsin.asia): A commentator in the Chinese government-owned Global Times has lambasted Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yusufzai for criticizing the Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her actions against the Rohingya Muslims saying that the young celebrity is ill-informed. Commentator Liu Lulu says that with a Nobel Peace Prize, Malala has been made an advocate...

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