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Jun 19, 2018
In UNHRC, Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein reiterates demand for Kashmir inquiry, pays tribute to Shujaat BukhariThe United Nations released the first-ever report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and demanded an international probe into it, evoking a sharp reaction from India which termed the document as "fallacious and motivated".
Jan 22, 2018
Tensions mount in refugee camps in Bangladesh ahead of planned relocation of Rohingya Muslims to MyanmarTensions mounted on Sunday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown.
Nov 25, 2017
Myanmar, Bangladesh accept UNHCR's offer for assistance on repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugeesThe two governments signed a pact settling the terms of the repatriation process, and return of Rohingya Muslims refugees to Myanmar is expected to start in two months
Oct 13, 2017
Supreme Court bars deportation of Rohingya Muslims until case hearing, says govt can't be blind to plight of women, kidsThe Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing on the deportation of Rohingya Muslims in India to 21 November.
Sep 30, 2017
Refugees in Delhi Part 4: Somalian migrants enjoy peace but deportation, racial discrimination looms largeOver 1.1 million Somali refugees remained in neighbouring countries and the wider diaspora. As violence intensified in Yemen, Somalis who had fled continued to return home. By the end of the year, over 30,500 Somalis were back
Sep 28, 2017
Refugees in Delhi Part 3: Driven from their land, Afghan migrants find hope in football, yoga and artOn the first day of a sunny autumn in New Delhi, Firstpost met up with some boys from Afghanistan
Sep 16, 2017
Bangladesh begins rubella, polio vaccination for 1.5 lakh Rohingya refugee childrenA rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh on Saturday
Aug 18, 2017
Kill us here instead of sending us back, say Rohingya refugees as India plans to deport themThere are 16,000 Rohangiyas in India registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) but the total number is estimated to be 40,000.
Jun 19, 2017
65.6 million people displaced worldwide: United Nations report says figure highest ever in historyThe United Nations said devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.
Dec 23, 2016
Burmese Christians in India and a possible clue to why Europe's Muslim refugees are converting to ChristianityThough forced to relocate because of religious differences, Burmese Christians in India find solace in religion and community support, and their situation possibly explain why Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity in Europe