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In Srilanka
October 20, 2017 9:43 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance is working hard to solve the problems related to land and resettlement of Muslims in Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader and Leader of TNA R. Sampanthan said. A special discussion on the resettlement and land issue of Muslims in Mullaitivu was held between the Nation...
In World
October 4, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
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Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya crisis. Oxford city council voted unanimously to support a cross-party motion that said it was “no longer appropriate” to celebrate the de facto leader of ...
In Srilanka
October 3, 2017 10:12 am gmt |
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According to an MoU signed between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government, the Myanmar refugees should be send to a third country as soon as possible, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said. Addressing the media at the weekly media briefing today a...
In Srilanka
October 1, 2017 12:11 pm gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has called for an urgent meeting tomorrow with several Ministries to discuss the incident involving Rohingya refugees, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today. The Cultural Ministry, Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitatio...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:10 am gmt |
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About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN spokesman said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed ...
In World
September 29, 2017 3:52 am gmt |
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Myanmar government has invited the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to visit the country, its national security adviser Thaung Tun told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday (September 28). The U.N. Security Council held its first public meeting on Myanmar in eight years, m...
In Latest Stories
September 25, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are becoming increasingly cramped, leaving no space for new refugees who are still fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar. Newly-arrived refugees on Sunday (September 24) said that it was difficult to find available space to put up tents, as t...
In India
September 21, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in New Delhi on Thursday (September 21) against the federal government’s decision to deport Rohingya refugees as the Indian top court hears a challenge to the proposed repatriation. Led by Jamaat-E-Ulema-Hind, an Islamic organisation, protesters demanded that In...
In Srilanka
September 20, 2017 7:24 am gmt |
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Rejecting reports that Sri Lanka had suspended on arrival visas for Myanmar travellers, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka said today that it would continue to issue visas for Myanmar nationals as usual, but not for Rohingya refugees. The Myanmar Times on Monday reported that S...
In World
September 16, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In India
September 15, 2017 11:49 am gmt |
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Centre will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on September 18 regarding its decision on deporting illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar, reported ANI. The home minister’s statement comes a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs de...
In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...
In India
September 11, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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A fringe Hindu group staged a protest in New Delhi on Monday (September 11) demanding deportation of over 40,000 Rohingya refugees living in India, calling them threat to internal security. Holding placards and banners such as ‘Rohingya Muslims dangerous for India’ ‘Rohingyas Muslim...
In World
September 5, 2017 8:17 am gmt |
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The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, the independent Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) group said on Tuesday (September 5). In Rakhine s...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 9:43 am gmt |
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The president of Sri Lanka, Maithiripala Sirisena has given his wishes to the people who celebrate Hajj festival today. The vast gathering of people for performance of common religious activities is as old as the human history itself. Today, after the lapse of many eras, the followers of different re...
In India
September 2, 2017 7:25 am gmt |
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Unidentified protesters clashed with police in Srinagar city of India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Saturday (September 02) and raised flags of Pakistan and dreaded militant outfit Islamic State (IS) soon after the Eid-al-Adha prayers. As soon as the prayers concluded, violent clashes b...
In Latest Stories
June 26, 2017 5:34 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena sent warm greetings to Muslims celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, celebrated today. President said in a statement on Monday, ‘The contemporary human being, suffering from limi...
In Asia
June 25, 2017 9:38 am gmt |
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Muslims in the southern Philippines celebrated Eid al-Fitr on today as fighting between government troops and Islamist militants in Marawi City continued for the 35th day. Filipino Muslims bought clothes and food to prepare for Eid celebrations on today, although some shopkeepers like Fatima Fahad sa...
In Srilanka
November 20, 2016 7:01 am gmt |
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Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazir Ahmed has urged Justice Minister Vijayadasa Rajapaksha to withdraw the statement he said regarding some Muslim people. Nazir Ahmed’s comments were mentioned in a statement he issued, regarding Minister vijayadasa Rajapaksha’s recent comments on Muslims. It ...