The refugees who arrived in Bangladesh on Monday said they were driven out by hunger because food markets in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have been shut down and aid deliveries restricted.
India’s relationships with Bangladesh, Myanmar and China hang in the balance.
Domestic investigations, including a previous internal military probe, have largely dismissed refugees’ claims of abuses committed during security forces’ “clearance operations”.
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister said about 500,000 Rohingyas had fled to Bangladesh out of the total 900,000 that have left Myanmar after an army crackdown on the community.
The insurgents said on Saturday they were ready to respond to any peace move by the government, even though the ceasefire was ending at midnight on Monday.
Earlier this week, Myanmar authorities had displayed the bodies of Hindu villagers they say were killed by Muslim insurgents.
Myanmar said before the mass graves were found that more than 400 people had been killed, most of them insurgents.
As Rohingya people continue to flee Rakhine State and allege widespread persecution, a look at their struggle through the years.
Rohingya families who were living in Jammu have moved to Khimber in Kashmir, fearing violence against them.
This is the first time India has mentioned the cause of the refugee crisis, though it has still not named the Rohingya.
New Delhi has to find ways to pressure the Myanmar authorities to create a safe atmosphere for the Rohingya.
Although she said she felt deeply for the suffering of those caught in the ongoing conflict, Suu Kyi did not use the term “Rohingya” to refer to the Muslim minority in Rakhine State.
How else are we to explain Turkey’s ambition to take the lead in the current crisis and champion the voice of the Rohingya Muslims internationally?
Politicians around the world must concretely acknowledge the life of those minorities who are excluded on a daily basis from our social lives and our modes of thinking.
Enforcing the laws in the case of illegal migrants should not be mistaken for lack of compassion, India’s envoy said.
Rohingya refugees having been crossing over to Bangladesh in large numbers, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not bring up this issue on his recent trip to Myanmar.
Despite widespread accusations against the Myanmar government of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, India has planned to deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees.
The police has said that the refugee cards issued by the UNHCR are not sufficient for the migrants to continue living in the country and has ordered them to vacate their homes immediately.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
Myanmar claims militants affiliated with, or part of Harakah al-Yaqin are behind the slew of attacks on the Rohingya that security forces blamed for, while the outfit denies ever attacking any civilians.
The 32 Rohingya people who had been living in New Delhi as refugees were produced before the magistrate on Monday which remanded them till May 2.
The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Myanmar’s security forces said his group would keep fighting unless Aung San Suu Kyi took action to protect the religious minority.
For Rohingya women in Bangladesh who are struggling to make ends meet and rely on handouts from agencies, the only source of hope are their newborn children
Domestic law says children aged between seven and 12 are only criminally responsible if mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions. Two listed detainees are under 12, while two more are 13.
India continues to maintain a hands-off approach and advocates giving Myanmar’s democratic government more time to resolve the Rohingya issue, an approach encouraged by experts.
At least once a year, local administrators go house-to-house in Rohingya villages, lining up families to check their names against official lists. The names of those Muslims found missing are crossed through, residents say.
The UN human rights office said last month that the campaign of killings and rapes probably amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.
The UN said in a report last month that the army and police had committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
Since Myanmar’s approach to the Rohingya has been marked by extreme prejudice, it was only a matter of time before the reaction set in.
Two senior government officials confirmed the news and said that the army will now just ‘maintain peace’.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s special envoy to Myanmar has requested the UN’s intervention as an estimated 66,000 Muslims flee to Bangladesh.
The 16-month-old’s picture strongly parallels Alan Kurdi’s who washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Meanwhile, Myanmar continues to flatly deny allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya.
In the footage, several policemen appeared to beat and kick two villagers during an operation in which dozens of Rohingya Muslims were told to line up for questioning.
The preliminary conclusion raises questions over whether the commission will deliver an independent verdict in its full report.
The world is reacting with horror to the massacre of Rohingyas in Rakhine State, but Suu Kyi and her government continue to turn a blind eye to what increasingly appears like a genocide.
Aung San Suu Kyi had appointed the nine-member commission before the current fighting erupted to advise on the restive state, where ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and the Rohingya Muslims have lived separately since clashes in 2012 in which more than 100 people were killed.
Soldiers have poured into northern Rakhine since October 9, after an insurgent group of Rohingyas that the government believes has links to Islamists overseas launched coordinated attacks on several border posts.
A journalist at an English-language newspaper said she was fired following government criticism of her reporting of allegations of rape by soldiers