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Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
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Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process

The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps

UN General Assembly approves resolution condemning human right abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims
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UN General Assembly approves resolution condemning human right abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention

Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: What is a Hindu and why are Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka left out of CAB?
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Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: What is a Hindu and why are Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka left out of CAB?

The Hindus in Myanmar are facing atrocities if not from the government but from the Rohingya Muslim militants.

On sidelines of ASEAN summit, Narendra Modi tells Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's cooperation against insurgent groups important to India
India

On sidelines of ASEAN summit, Narendra Modi tells Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's cooperation against insurgent groups important to India

Narendra Modi also conveyed to Aung San Suu Kyi about India's readiness to expand its socio-economic projects in the country's Rakhine state, months after New Delhi implemented a housing project in the restive province.

Efforts to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar fail after no one turns up to board buses organised by Bangladesh govt
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Efforts to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar fail after no one turns up to board buses organised by Bangladesh govt

A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar appeared to fall flat on Thursday, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh.

Repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims unlikely; refugees say they won't return unless citizenship, safety assured
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Repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims unlikely; refugees say they won't return unless citizenship, safety assured

The repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims appeared unlikely after those who were eligible told they didn't want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety were ensured

Supreme Court set for August hearing of petitions challenging Centre's decision to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
India

Supreme Court set for August hearing of petitions challenging Centre's decision to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Initially, two Rohingya immigrants had moved the apex court in 2017 challenging the move to deport to Rohingyas on various grounds, including that it violated international human right conventions.

Trade disputes likely to dominate 34th ASEAN summit in Bangkok; contentions over South China Sea, Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas also on agenda
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Trade disputes likely to dominate 34th ASEAN summit in Bangkok; contentions over South China Sea, Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas also on agenda

utheast Asian leaders will discuss the impact of the US-China tariff war, disputes in the South China Sea and Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas at the 34th ASEAN summit beginning in Bangkok on Saturday.

UN finds 'systemic failures' in its response to Rohingya crisis, report says 'all parties' failed to convey grave human rights violations
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UN finds 'systemic failures' in its response to Rohingya crisis, report says 'all parties' failed to convey grave human rights violations

The report says that while "it is difficult to assign responsibility for systemic failures," there is a shared responsibility "on the part of all parties involved" in not "conveying more forcefully the United Nations' principled concerns regarding grave human rights violations."

Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
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Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested

The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.

Sentenced to 7 years in prison and jailed for over 500 days, it's been a long fight for freedom for Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo
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Sentenced to 7 years in prison and jailed for over 500 days, it's been a long fight for freedom for Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the evening of 12 December, 2017. At the time they were detained, outside a restaurant in Yangon, they were working on an investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in the conflict-torn Rakhine State

Bangladesh seals off border with Myanmar to stop fresh influx of refugees fleeing troubled Rakhine State
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Bangladesh seals off border with Myanmar to stop fresh influx of refugees fleeing troubled Rakhine State

Over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing from Rakhine state in neighbouring Myanmar to evade atrocities, which the UN called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", following the action by the military in August 2017

In Jammu, Rohingya refugees live in fear of deportation, even as locals perceive them as threats
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In Jammu, Rohingya refugees live in fear of deportation, even as locals perceive them as threats

Once welcomed in Jammu, Rohingya refugees are now looked at with suspicion, as many believe that they will cause an exodus of the local population

7 Rohingya Muslims deported to Myanmar from Manipur's Moreh; illegal immigrant says 'happy to leave India'
India

7 Rohingya Muslims deported to Myanmar from Manipur's Moreh; illegal immigrant says 'happy to leave India'

As the Supreme Court refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims on Thursday, they will now be deported back to Myanmar from Manipur's Moreh. The Centre had informed the court that Myanmar was ready to accept them as its citizens.

India likely to deport 7 Rohingya men today; UN legal expert says New Delhi 'obliged to protect' community
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India likely to deport 7 Rohingya men today; UN legal expert says New Delhi 'obliged to protect' community

A United Nations legal expert has voiced concern over India's plan to deport on Wednesday seven Rohingyas to Myanmar where the army is accused of ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority.

International Criminal Court opens preliminary probe into deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh
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International Criminal Court opens preliminary probe into deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday said her office had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh could constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.

UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide
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UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide

A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. The UN's 444-page probe called for Myanmar military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution — locally known as the Tatmadaw — to have no further influence over the country's governance.

Reuters journalists jailed for 'breaking law', have every right to appeal verdict, says Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi
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Reuters journalists jailed for 'breaking law', have every right to appeal verdict, says Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

“If we believe in the rule of law, they have every right to appeal the judgment and to point out why the judgment was wrong, Suu Kyi said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi.

For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine state
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For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine state

The United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.

International human rights bodies urge Australia to impose sanctions, end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya genocide
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International human rights bodies urge Australia to impose sanctions, end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya genocide

The four organisations urged Australia to support the international call to refer the Rohingya case to the International Criminal Court.