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China’s FM to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar to mediate in Rohingya crisis

  0 comments   |     by SAM Report on 06, December 2017

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will head to Myanmar and Bangladesh this weekend in a bid to shore up Beijing’s influence in the region and mediate in the deepening Rohingya refugee crisis. The visit comes amid mounting international criticism of Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi who has failed to resolve the humanitarian crisis, which has seen more than 600,000 Rohin

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Pakistan concerned as Bangladesh hands six JI leaders death penalty

  0 comments   |     by FO Pakistan on 02, December 2017

The Foreign Office (FO) expressed Pakistan’s reservations over the death sentences handed to six Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 war. According to media, the six men were identified as Abu Saleh Muhammad Abdul Aziz Mia, Ruhul Amin, Abu Muslim Muhammad Ali, Abdul Latif, Na

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Bangladesh 2016/2017 - Amnesty International Report

  0 comments   |     by Amnesty International on 30, November 2017

Amnesty International Report: Armed groups claiming to act in the name of Islam killed dozens of people in targeted attacks, including foreign nationals, secular activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The government’s response was marked by human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, unlawful killi

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How the Rohingya Crisis Is Changing Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by B TOM FELIX JOEHNK on 16, November 2017

BANGKOK — Close to one million Rohingya from Myanmar are said to be living in Bangladesh at the moment, nearly half of them having fled since late August. The exodus is one of the world’s worst refugee crises in decades, and so far Bangladesh, already a very poor country, has borne much of the burden. The sudden influx of so many refugees has created a major humanitarian emergency a

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Spineless Giant-About 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Burma

  0 comments   |     by Mowahid Hussain Shah on 24, October 2017

Buddhist-led butchery of Burmese Muslims continues despite the presence of the 57-member OIC.  A notable exception has been its stirring on the initiative of Turkey’s President Erdogan, chair of the September 2017 OICSummit in Kazakhstan.  In separate letters, the OIC has urged the EU and UN

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Bangladesh issues arrest warrants for opposition leader Khaleda Zia

  0 comments   |     by Dhaka News on 12, October 2017

Bangladesh issues arrest warrants for opposition leader Khaleda Zia DHAKA: Two courts in Bangladesh issued warrants Thursday for the arrest of the opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia, a move her party said was politically motivated ahead of elections expected next year. The move came after the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a

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Genocide Of Rohingyas In Myanmar: The Hindutva Imprints

  0 comments   |     by Shamsul Islam on 28, September 2017

Currently, one of the worst post-World War II genocides is underway in India’s neighbourhood.  In Rakhine Province of Myanmar (Burma) cleansing of people belonging to the Rohingya Tribe (mostly Muslims and few Hindus and Buddhists), has been going on for last two decades. But this cleansing project of Rohingyas is in full steam now by the Myanmar army and foot-soldiers of the Fascist

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Asian Human Rights Defenders Call For An End To Genocide In Myanmar

  0 comments   |     by Human Rights on 21, September 2017

Suu Kyi is a criminal. She has always invoked her father’s ‘legacy’, an army general of a father. Why would she be different from the murderous thugs who make up the military in Myanmar? WORLD: (BURMA/MYANMAR) A statement calling to end the violence committed against the Rohingya community in Myanmar, and urging the Government of Myanmar to recognise the

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Watch out for turbulence in Bangladesh - Politically charged

  0 comments   |     by Pratim Ranjan Bose on 16, August 2017

On August 8, Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, made two important statements. First, that External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would visit Dhaka in September to attend the fourth joint consultative commission meeting between the two nations. Second, he underlined India’s interest in upholding democratic values. “We’re all democracies. We all be

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Aren’t Rohingyas Bengalis, And Arakan Integral To Bangladesh?

  0 comments   |     by Taj Hashmi on 07, July 2017

Every society has certain taboos – cultural/religious, social, and political – set apart and designated as restricted or forbidden to associate with, or even to bring in ordinary discussion. The Rohingya issue (for some strange reasons) seems to be such a taboo in Bangladesh. Both people and government here don’t want to go beyond certain limits to have a candid discussion on

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