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Ethnic minority in Myanmar

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Rohingya people: Ethnic minority in Myanmar
The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis. By December 2017, an estimated 625,000 refugees from Rakhine, Myanmar, had crossed the border into Bangladesh since August 2017. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. According to Human Rights Watch, the 1982 laws "effectively deny to the Rohingya the possibility of acquiring a nationality". Although Rohingya history in the region can be traced back to the 8th century, Myanmar law does not recognize the ethnic minority as one of the eight "national indigenous races". They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs. The legal conditions faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar have been widely compared to apartheid by many international academics, analysts and political figures, including Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid activist.

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya..
Reuters - Published

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar's Rakhine state as part of a broader effort to help tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to return, an Indian official said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Rohingya people

U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief [Video]U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Floods and landslides wreak deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees. [Video]Floods and landslides wreak deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees.

Floods and landslides wreak deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

Refugee camps hit by monsoons in Bangladesh [Video]Refugee camps hit by monsoons in Bangladesh

Thousands of people have been displaced within the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh over the last few days after heavy monsoon rains started last Thursday (July 4) causing flooding..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases [Video]Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases

Amal Clooney explains her role in securing the release of Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, at a conference in London. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

ASEAN leaders summit gets underway in Bangkok [Video]ASEAN leaders summit gets underway in Bangkok

Southeast Asian leaders conferred at the ASEAN summit held in Bangkok this year, where they are expected to discuss regional issues such as the Rohingya crisis and the dispute in the South China Sea...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Bangladesh: Scores of Rohingya children expelled from schools [Video]Bangladesh: Scores of Rohingya children expelled from schools

Born and brought up in Bangladesh, why are children of Rohingya refugees being denied a formal education?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

 

Four foreigners detained for militant links in Malaysia

Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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