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Bangladesh’s current position on Rohingyas

By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka Some of the Rohingya refugees wait to return home to Myanmar Bangladesh had widely welcomed the “brothers in trouble” as it witnessed first Rohingya refugee influx in 1978, but the realities stand reversed in 2012 when the Myanmar’s ethnic minority community is not welcome despite their exposure to sectarian violence in their […]

by Barrister Harun Ur Rashid Myanmar is a multi-religious country with 60 million people. Statistics show that 89% of the population are Buddhists, 4% are Christians, 4% are Muslims, and 3% follow other religions, including Hinduism and the Bahá’í Faith. The name “Rohingya” is derived from “Rohang,” believed to be the ancient name of the […]

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By Andrew R.C. Marshall TAKEBI, Myanmar (Reuters) This village in northwest Myanmar has the besieged air of a refugee camp. It is clogged with people living in wooden shacks laid out on a grid of trash-strewn lanes. Its children are pot-bellied with malnutrition. But Takebi’s residents are not refugees. They are Rohingya, a stateless Muslim […]

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The United States has voiced concern over the reports that Bangladesh was turning back Rohingyas fleeing the ethnic violence in Myanmar and urged the government to allow the refugees in. “We’re concerned that Bangladeshi authorities appear to have intercepted and turned back persons fleeing the ethnic and religious violence in Burma,” State Department Spokeswoman Victoria […]

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  DHAKA — Bangladesh refused on Thursday to open its border to Rohingya Muslims fleeing communal violence in neighbouring Myanmar despite pressure from the United States and rights groups.

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A tense situation prevailed in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday following the sectarian violence between Rohingya Muslims and majority Buddhists in neighbouring Myanmar. Residents at Rakhine neighborhoods are living in apprehension of possible attacks by the dominant Rohingyas in the area, our correspondent reports from Teknaf after visiting the area. Parents stopped sending […]

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Following the recent killing of 30 people in clashes at Mongdu city in Myanmar, hordes of panic-stricken Rohingyas have crossed over to Bangldesh in the last couple of days, sources in the district administration said on Saturday.(The Independent ) Also, around 250 Rohingya people, who earlier entered Bangladesh legally for business, are stuck as they […]

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By: Nizam Ahmed Bangladesh has tightened security along the border with Myanmar to prevent a possible influx of Rohingya Muslims following raging sectarian violence that killed 12 people in western Rakhine state over the last one week, security officials said in Dhaka on Friday. The sectarian violence has spread into Maungdaw town close to Bangladesh […]

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