Oxford removes Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait from display

Oxford removes Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait from display

LONDON: An Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied as an undergraduate has removed her portrait from its main entrance amid mounting criticism of the Myanmar leader over the plight of Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi had graduated from St Hugh’s College in 1967 and the portrait had hung prominently at the college entrance […]

UN hikes Rohingya exodus number to 480,000

UN hikes Rohingya exodus number to 480,000

Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh): United Nations today drastically increased the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to 480,000 as Bangladesh eased restrictions on aid groups working in refugee camps and sought 250 million to cope with the crisis. The number who have crossed the border since August 25 to escape a […]

Fresh plea in SC favouring deportation of Rohingyas

Fresh plea in SC favouring deportation of Rohingyas

New Delhi: A fresh petition has been filed in the Supreme Court favouring the Centre’s stand to identify and deport to Mayanmar around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims staying here. The plea may be heard along with the PIL filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees challenging deportation, which is likely to come up for hearing on October […]

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingyas for mosque blast

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingyas for mosque blast

Sittwe: Myanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased “clearance operations” in […]

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Rohingyas are not refugees who have applied for asylum in India but illegal immigrants who “will be deported”. Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), a tough-talking Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was […]

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

YANGON: Police in western Myanmar fired warning shots after a Buddhist mob tried to block humanitarian aid headed to an area where ethnic Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes, police have said. No injuries were reported and police arrested eight participants. Around 300 men started throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers protecting a […]

Pakistan asks OIC to become voice of Rohingya’s plight

Pakistan asks OIC to become voice of Rohingya’s plight

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan expressed “deep concern” over the ongoing Rohingya crisis on Tuesday, urging the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play a leading role and become a “voice of conscience” for the Rohingya people. Addressing the OIC Contact Group meeting at the UN headquarters, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured the OIC that […]

PDP distances itself from party leader’s views on Rohingyas

PDP distances itself from party leader’s views on Rohingyas

Srinagar: Ruling PDP on Wednesday distanced itself from the views of a party leader from Jammu who has advocated immediate deportation of Rohingyas, saying it is not the stand of the party which is with the immigrants and favours a humane handling of the issue. Senior PDP leader and Minister for Education Syed Altaf Bukhari […]

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