Rohingya Muslims

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Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

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

07 Mar 2020

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).

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

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'.

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

12 Dec 2019

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."

Trump doesn't know why Yazidi activist Nadia Murad received Nobel

19 Jul 2019

Trump doesn't know why Yazidi activist Nadia Murad received Nobel

If you are a stranger to Iraqi human rights activist and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's works, you will find company in United States President Donald Trump.

Myanmar: Jailed Reuters journalists walk free after 500 days

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.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist denied entry into India

28 Dec 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist denied entry into India

Cathal McNaughton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, was denied entry into India after he returned from an overseas trip.

Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

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.

Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year

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.

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

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.

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

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

04 Oct 2018

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

24 Sep 2018

#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.

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

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.

UN rights chief wants a new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

10 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Facebook to start taking down fake news and misinformation

19 Jul 2018

Facebook to start taking down fake news and misinformation

Accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India, Facebook said it will start removing misinformation that leads to physical harm and violence.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Approaching monsoon puts Rohingya refugees at higher risk, says UN

28 Apr 2018

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.

Monsoon threatens tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees: UN

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.

Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

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.

Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president

15 Apr 2018

Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president

Vishwa Hindu Parishad veteran Pravin Togadia quit the outfit on Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost the party's presidential election, held for the first time since it was founded in 1964.

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

12 Apr 2018

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.

Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call

09 Feb 2018

Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call

In unheralded moves, US President Donald Trump has been tilting away from Pakistan. He has also been deepening ties with his other South Asian ally, India to counter an aggressive China in the sub-continent.

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

14 Dec 2017

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

12 Dec 2017

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.

SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

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.

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

27 Nov 2017

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.

Rohingya crisis: China to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh

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.

Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

17 Nov 2017

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.

Musician Bob Geldof returns award in protest over Suu Kyi

14 Nov 2017

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.