Rohingya Muslims: News

Explained: Rohingya crisis and India's stance on those seeking asylum

The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it must prioritize its own citizens' needs, especially as a developing nation with the world's largest population.

NIA conducts raids in human trafficking case, Rohingya refugee arrested

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out raids across 10 states in connection with human trafficking cases.

10 Aug 2023


Nuh violence: Haryana government demolished over 1,200 structures

Following the communal violence that erupted on July 31 in Haryana's Nuh district, the state government has reportedly demolished nearly 1,208 buildings and other structures over the past five days.

07 Aug 2023


25 Rohingya refugees allegedly arrested for participating in Nuh violence

The police arrested around 25 Rohingya refugees for allegedly taking part in the communal riots in Haryana's Nuh district last week, Live Hindustan reported.

28 Jul 2023


India to collect biometrics of Myanmar refugees: Sources

The government will collect the biometric information of anyone entering India from Myanmar, sources told news outlet India Today on Thursday.

19 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha affects 8 lakh in Myanmar, 145 dead

Cyclone Mocha has affected at least eight lakh people in Myanmar, the United Nations (UN) said on Friday, adding that the country needs emergency food aid and other assistance.

06 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

India, Bangladesh to sign 7 pacts today boosting diplomatic ties

On the second day of Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina's four-day India visit, both neighboring countries are expected to sign at least six-seven agreements boosting diplomatic ties.

06 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

'India can do a lot': Sheikh Hasina on Rohingya issue

On a four-day visit to India starting on Monday, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said India is a vast country and can "do a lot" to help Bangladesh cope with the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Centre's U-turn on Rohingyas: MHA says no flats in Delhi

Hours after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced rehabilitation for Rohingya refugees in Delhi, the Centre released a statement objecting to the news.

17 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi: Modi government to provide EWS flats, security to Rohingyas

The Centre has decided to relocate over 1,000 Rohingya refugees to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) flats in Delhi's Bakkarwala area.

10 May 2022


Late Danish Siddiqui awarded 2nd Pulitzer for photographing COVID-19 deaths

Late Indian Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has been posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of India's COVID-19 deaths along with his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave.

02 Apr 2021


Fire kills three in market near Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A fire on Friday destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people, police and witnesses said.

25 Feb 2021


Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details

Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military and ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army's seizure of power on February 1.

14 Mar 2020


Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

A link has emerged between last month's communal violence in Delhi and a non-government organization (NGO) based in Indonesia.

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

20 Jan 2020


Facebook translates Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr Shithole'; apologizes later

Facebook is drawing flak for translating the name of China's President Xi Jinping to 'Mr Shithole'.

12 Dec 2019

Pakistan News

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has filed a writ petition against the Bill in the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling it "unconstitutional."

07 May 2019


Myanmar: Jailed Reuters journalists walk free after 500 days

Two Reuters journalists, convicted in Myanmar under Official Secrets Act, were released on Tuesday after spending 500 days in prison.

12 Dec 2018


Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

In the latest development in the 'Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy' controversy involving Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO has pleaded ignorance, and has asked the Rajasthan High Court to quash an FIR against him.

11 Dec 2018


Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year

TIME magazine has finally released its much-awaited Person of the Year 2018, and a handful of journalists whose work landed them in jail or cost them their lives have been awarded the coveted title collectively.

13 Nov 2018


Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

12 Nov 2018


Ensure dignified return of Rohingya-refugees to Myanmar: US to Bangladesh

Seeking a voluntary, safe, and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US asserted yesterday that Dhaka must ensure the returnees have the freedom of movement and "not be confined to camps".

In deportation of 7 Rohingyas, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying it wasn't inclined to take the decision.

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

13 Sep 2018


Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

Amid widespread international criticism over the arrest of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the court's verdict and said the two were imprisoned as per the law.

10 Sep 2018

United Nations (UN)

UN rights chief wants a new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

The UN rights chief called for the creation of a new mechanism for preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar.

04 Sep 2018


Aurora Prize laureate Aung to donate $1mn prize-money to Rohingyas

An activist who has spent 40 years fighting for Rohingya rights in Myanmar will donate $1mn, which he received as prize money for his work, to provide medical assistance to around 375,000 Rohingya refugees staying across South East Asia.

03 Sep 2018


Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

On Monday, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years of prison for illegal possession of state secrets. Their trial lasted for 8 months.

25 Aug 2018


Bangladesh: Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on anniversary of military crackdown

Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh for "justice" today on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh.

15 Jul 2018


Won't allow our soil to be used for terrorist-activities: Bangladesh

Bangladesh today has reassured India that it will not allow its soil to be used for any terrorist activities against the neighboring country as visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on security-related issues.

08 Jul 2018


5 Rohingyas detained at Bangladesh-border while trying to enter India

Five Rohingya youths have been detained at a Bangladesh border checkpoint after allegedly trying to enter India with fake passports.

19 Jun 2018


Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.

15 Jun 2018


Sikh NGO is bringing Eid cheer to thousands of Syrian-refugees

Khalsa Aid, a UK-based NGO which has been constantly working to improve lives of Syrian refugees, is now making their Eid cheerful.

12 Jun 2018


Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN

Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the United Nations has said.

04 Jun 2018


Center asks states to monitor Rohingyas' activities, confine their movement

Stepping up its clampdown on Rohingya refugees, the Center has asked states to confine them to specified areas and record their biometrics, which'll prevent them from getting Indian documents illegally and help in their repatriation.

27 May 2018


"Our families will be killed": Rohingyas fear forthcoming monsoon

Stranded on a dusty slope in Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and pondered over his chances of survival if he comes across another calamity.

23 May 2018


New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.

12 May 2018


Myanmar:19 dead in fighting between army, rebels in Shan

At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group today in northern Shan State, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands intensifies.

28 Apr 2018

United Nations (UN)

Approaching monsoon puts Rohingya refugees at higher risk, says UN

The United Nations has expressed concern over the safety of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims as the approaching monsoon season threatens their make-shift camps in Southern Bangladesh.

28 Apr 2018


Monsoon threatens tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees: UN

The United Nations said that lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as monsoon and cyclone seasons threaten their makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

20 Apr 2018


Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

Every photo tells a story and a Reuters team of photojournalists did exactly that when they captured the plight of nearly 600,000 Rohingya refugees desperately trying to flee Myanmar and come to Bangladesh in 2017.

16 Apr 2018


Delhi: Major fire guts Rohingya refugee camp; no casualties reported

As many as 228 Rohingya refugees were rendered homeless when a massive fire burnt to ashes a camp they were residing in southeast Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area in wee hours of Sunday.

Kathua horror: 8-year-old sedated, gang-raped, murdered brutally. Humanity just died.

The chargesheet in the gangrape-murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua, J&K, has revealed chilling details.

UN urges Bangladesh to relocate 1.5L Rohingya-refugees ahead of rains

About 1.5 lakh Rohingya refugees, who fled violence in Myanmar to settle in crowded camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, are living in flood-prone areas and must be relocated ahead of the coming rainy season, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya massacred in Myanmar in one month

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the month after the outbreak of violence in Myanmar in August, according to aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

LeT's charity wing distributes cash, blankets among Rohingya refugees

The Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), the charitable wing of the Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), claims it has provided aid to over 300 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

05 Dec 2017


SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.

27 Nov 2017

Pope Francis

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.

21 Nov 2017


Rohingya crisis: China to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh

China has offered to act as a mediator to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis primarily concerning Myanmar and Bangladesh.

17 Nov 2017

Crime Against Women

Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has accused the Myanmar military of gang-raping several women and girls belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community.

14 Nov 2017

Music Industry

Musician Bob Geldof returns award in protest over Suu Kyi

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof said he's returning his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest against fellow award holder and Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

01 Oct 2017


Rohingya crisis: Oxford college removes portrait of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Amid the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the Oxford University college where the country's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken down her portrait from public display.

28 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state, China and India have been backing its government.

26 Sep 2017

Varun Gandhi

Varun Gandhi contradicts BJP's stand on asylum for Rohingya refugees

BJP's Varun Gandhi, Sultanpur MP, in a Navbharat Times editorial wrote that Rohingya refugees should not be deported but should be given humane treatment.

25 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Myanmar Army: Mass graves of 28 Hindus found, Rohingyas suspected

Myanmar's army recently discovered bodies of 28 Hindu villagers. They suspect that Muslim Rohingya militants killed these Hindus last month, i.e. before the violence, which has made about four lakh Muslims flee Bangladesh, began.

23 Sep 2017


No terror links, treat us like other refugees: Rohingyas

As the Centre takes a firm stand for the deportation of thousands of Rohingyas from the country, the latter, believed to be world's most persecuted minority, have refuted any terror links.

22 Sep 2017


Rohingyas aren't refugees, they are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Reiterating that Rohingya Muslims would be deported, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said they aren't refugees, but illegal immigrants.

22 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under increasing international pressure to act.

20 Sep 2017


India should give shelter to Rohingya refugees, says Taslima Nasreen

Popular Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen believes India should participate proactively in the ongoing Rohingya crisis by providing a home to the refugees who're fleeing Myanmar.

19 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn't fear "international scrutiny"

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her country doesn't fear "international scrutiny" over how it's handling the Rohingya crisis.

18 Sep 2017


Centre argues firmly for Rohingyas' deportation in affidavit to SC

The Centre has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in which it firmly argued for the deportation of an estimated 40,000 illegal Rohingya refugees living in India.

16 Sep 2017


NHRC to oppose government's decision to deport Rohingyas at SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it would oppose the Centre's plans to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in India.

14 Sep 2017


Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing widespread international criticism over the Rohingya crisis, will be missing next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

11 Sep 2017


UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

The UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said Myanmar's security operation against the Rohingya "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing"

11 Sep 2017


Rohingya refugees recount village massacre by Myanmar military

In spine-chilling interviews given to Agence France-Presse (AFP), a group of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh detailed how the Myanmar military allegedly slaughtered their family members and burned their village.

08 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: India refuses to endorse international declaration against Myanmar

Standing with Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis, India refused to sign the Bali Declaration on meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Indonesia.

06 Sep 2017


Journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Does it indicate a trend?

Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist and editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead at her home yesterday evening.

06 Sep 2017


Modi backs Myanmar on Rohingya issue, praises Suu Kyi's leadership

Indian PM Narendra Modi praised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership in a joint statement during his visit to Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw.

06 Sep 2017


Modi meets Myanmar's president, discuss steps to deepen "historical relationship"

PM Narendra Modi discussed steps to deepen the "historical relationship" between India and Myanmar when he called on President Htin Kyaw during his maiden bilateral visit to the country.

05 Sep 2017


Modi to discuss Rohingyas, infrastructure, trade, security during Myanmar trip

Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar where he will be meeting President Htin Kyaw and leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

04 Sep 2017


Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

Myanmar has urged members of the Rohingya Muslim community to cooperate with authorities searching for insurgents who launched coordinated attacks on security posts on August 26.

28 Aug 2017


Myanmar violence: Thousands of Rohingyas flee to the Bangladesh border

As Myanmar's Rakhine state spiraled into violence, thousands of Rohingya refugees are fleeing to the nearby Bangladesh border, only to be turned back by Bangladeshi border guards.

26 Aug 2017


Clashes between Rohingyas and security forces kill 89 in Myanmar

At least 77 Rohingya Muslims and 12 members of Myanmar's security forces were killed in the country's restive Rakhine state after a rebel group attacked police posts and an army base.

05 Apr 2017


India to identify, detain and deport nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims

The Union Home Ministry is working towards identifying thousands of Rohingya Muslims who entered India illegally after fleeing persecution in Myanmar over the past 5-7 years.