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US calls detentions of Aung San Suu Kyi, others in Myanmar a coup, promises sanctions
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US calls detentions of Aung San Suu Kyi, others in Myanmar a coup, promises sanctions

Humanitarian assistance to Myanmar’s people would not be affected by whatever penalties the US decides on, a State Department official said

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

Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
India

Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored

In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.

Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon
India

Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon

Over the years, despite no national framework, India has followed a relatively generous, though ad-hoc, approach to incoming refugees. Considering this strong historical record, the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) building on the 2015 amendments to the Foreigner Act Rules, appears particularly arbitrary.

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
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Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.

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

On day Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide in Rakhine, around 100 Rohingya Muslims appear in Myanmar court on charges of 'illegal travel'
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On day Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide in Rakhine, around 100 Rohingya Muslims appear in Myanmar court on charges of 'illegal travel'

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of travelling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country’s Rakhine state

Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide against Rohingya community at ICJ, says 2017 exodus was result of battle with insurgents
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Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide against Rohingya community at ICJ, says 2017 exodus was result of battle with insurgents

Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied that her country’s armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling the UN’s top court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Muslims was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents.

Facebook being used as a human rights violation tool yet again, this time in Assam: Report
India

Facebook being used as a human rights violation tool yet again, this time in Assam: Report

A new report examined how Facebook is being used to spread hate speech to fuel ethnic violence.

India, Bangladesh sign seven pacts after wide-ranging talks between Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina
India

India, Bangladesh sign seven pacts after wide-ranging talks between Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina

In a brief media statement, Narendra Modi said India accords priority to its ties with Bangladesh and increasing cooperation between the two neighbouring countries should be model for the entire world.

'Told cook not to use it in food': Sheikh Hasina, on visit to India, jokes about onion export ban
India

'Told cook not to use it in food': Sheikh Hasina, on visit to India, jokes about onion export ban

Sheikh Hasina was addressing India-Bangladesh Business Forum, which was organised by industry chambers

Sheikh Hasina's visit is opportunity for India to iron out sticking points in bilateral relations with 'fast friend' Bangladesh
World

Sheikh Hasina's visit is opportunity for India to iron out sticking points in bilateral relations with 'fast friend' Bangladesh

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday arrived in India for a four-day visit with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between the fast friends amid an undercurrent of unease regarding the Centre's National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam, which is pointedly aimed at identifying and deporting illegal "infiltrators" from Bangladesh.

Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator
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Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator

UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against the country's Rohingya minority

Bangladesh asks telecom operators to shut services in southeast Rohingya camps over security concerns
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Bangladesh asks telecom operators to shut services in southeast Rohingya camps over security concerns

Zakir Hossain Khan, a spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, said they have asked the operators to respond to the order within seven days.

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: Expanding bilateral ties with Bangladesh vital for New Delhi's 'Act East' targets
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India's foreign policy for next 5 years: Expanding bilateral ties with Bangladesh vital for New Delhi's 'Act East' targets

The biggest threat to ties between New Delhi and Dhaka isn't Beijing. Bangladesh has thus far managed an admirable balance between India and China, without giving either country the cold shoulder.

Facebook hasn't done much to reduce data privacy fears post Cambridge Analytica scandal
News & Analysis

Facebook hasn't done much to reduce data privacy fears post Cambridge Analytica scandal

On the promises it did make when it came to the Cambridge Analytica expose, Facebook has made little progress.

Facebook at 15: Things Mark Zuckerberg didn't talk about in his anniversary post
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Facebook at 15: Things Mark Zuckerberg didn't talk about in his anniversary post

As Facebook turns 15, with its huge user base, it has the potential to do a lot of good. It just needs to be reminded of that often.

Panic grips Rohingya refugees on Bangladesh border amid heavy fighting between Myanmar troops, Rakhine rebels
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Panic grips Rohingya refugees on Bangladesh border amid heavy fighting between Myanmar troops, Rakhine rebels

Rohingya Muslim refugees on no-man's land on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border face even more uncertainty thanks to daily clashes between Myanmar security forces and ethnic Rakhine insurgents.

Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities
India

Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities

The UN fact-finding mission released an explosive report last month that called on the council to refer the Myanmar situation to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, or to create an ad hoc international criminal tribunal, as was done with the former Yugoslavia.

SC allows deportation of Rohingya: Prashant Bhushan's arguments flawed as international laws hold no water in Indian courts
India

SC allows deportation of Rohingya: Prashant Bhushan's arguments flawed as international laws hold no water in Indian courts

On grounds of non-interference with the executive policy, the dualistic form of the State as well as the fact that India is non-signatory of the Refugee Convention, the Supreme Court is right in its judgment in allowing the deportation of the Rohingya refugees