The Citizenship Act provides a path for Indian citizenship to Buddhists, but not to those persecuted by the Buddhists such as Sri Lanka’s Muslims and Hindus.
The Gambia asked the UN's top court Tuesday to order Myanmar to 'stop this genocide' of the Rohingya Muslim minority
Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar, said Suu Kyi was 'terribly misguided and misinformed' about the abuses against the stateless Muslim minority in her country.
The Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested in December 2017, which is a sign of Myanmar's deteriorating press freedoms, under Nobel laureate and civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
At the time of their arrest, the Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were reporting on a September 2017 massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims in conflict-hit Rakhine state.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured her Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen of India's continued support for safe, speedy and sustainable return of the displaced persons to Myanmar.
The arrested Rohingya Muslim kids consist of six girls and a boy and during interrogation they informed that had crossed from Bangladesh and intended to go to Assam.
BSF arrested the 31 Rohingyas, who were stranded on the Indo-Bangladesh border since Friday, and handed them over to the Tripura Police on Tuesday.
Deputy Inspector General of BSF Brajesh Kumar said that already two meetings were held between the nodal officers of BSF and BGB but the issue remained inconclusive.
Prosecutors say the two had classified information regarding security operations in Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled during an army-led crackdown the United Nations has dubbed 'ethnic cleansing'.
India had signed a development programme for Rakhine late last year which was designed to assist the Myanmar government to build housing infrastructure for return of displaced persons.
The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009 while she was still under house arrest.
A Bangladesh border guard official said that a 15-year-old Rohingya refugee was shot in the elbow on November 4 while grazing cows after multiple rounds were fired from a security post across the demarcation line.
Facebook has gotten heavy criticism for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar authorities do not recognize the Rohingyas as its citizens and consider them to be Bangladeshi immigrants, denying them basic rights.
Myanmar government is increasingly demonstrating it has no interest in establishing a fully functioning democracy in order to prevent genocide against Rohingya Muslims.
Rohingya Refugees staying in Indian camps have expressed concern over being deported to Myanmar.
Before their deportation, the UN had voiced concern that returning the men ignored the danger they faced in Myanmar, where for decades the Rohingya have been targeted in violent pogroms by security forces.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.