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"Once refugees are registered, they are not to be returned back to countries where they fear persecution."
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"They have no basis to live here. Anybody who is illegal migrant will be deported."
Security agencies expect upward spike in violence levels before by-polls
I looked at women in the Rohingya community, and their children, to understand how their lives have been distorted beyond recognition by displacement. This is important in the light of the often uncritical accounts of refugees that are brought about, which pay very little attention to the differentiated lived experiences of men and women. Being gender blind in this regard serves to homogenize the narratives of a community which is hardly uniform in terms of how they experience conflict, displacement and migration.
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LONDON -- Myanmar democracy veteran Aung San Suu Kyi angrily complained about being interviewed by a Muslim BBC presenter who pressed her about violence against Rohingya Muslims, a biographer claimed...
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I recently visited a Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi's Kanchan Kunj area. The only proof of identity they have is a card provided by the UNHCR, which also looks into their grievances and immediate needs.
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KOLKATA -- Over 80 Rohingya Muslims lodged in various prisons across Bengal are staring at an uncertain future as their plea to get refugee status is yet to be heard by Indian authorities. The 83 Rohi...
Many Indians probably do not feel much sympathy for Rohingya Muslims, shunted out of their homes in Myanmar and turned away at border after border. Newly assertive in our nationhood, we are voicing concerns about illegal Bangladeshi immigrants seeping in through our porous borders. We are - if the increasingly voluble political rhetoric and acrimonious inter-faith clashes in our country are any bellwether - worried about religious extremism and Islamic radicalisation.
In the backdrop of the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, climate change is expected to expose millions to large-scale displacement and forced migration. There is a growing consensus that climate migrants should be considered within the framework of international laws.