National Mourning day held in Burmese refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: First time, the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 40th death anniversary (National Mourning day) was held in Burmese refugee camps (Nayapara and Kutupalong) on August 15, Yousuf, a refugee teacher from Nayapara camp said. Continue reading “National Mourning day held in Burmese refugee camps”

BGP arrest 3 villagers, extort money in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Burma’s Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested three villagers in Maungdaw north and extorted money from them over the allegation of holding Bangladeshi mobile phones and selling mobile cards, said an ex-school master preferring not to be named.  Continue reading “BGP arrest 3 villagers, extort money in Maungdaw”

Authority harass Rohingya for Greenlight Card process in Maungdaw

Maungdaw authority- Border guard police, police, Military intelligent, Special Branch and local administration officer- are harassing Rohingya elders  in Aley Than Kya (Hashurata)  since August 9 for refusing to join Greenlight Card process, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People and Rohingya

By Aman Ullah

“Muslims of Arakan certainly belong to one of the indigenous races of Burma, which you represent. In fact, there are no pure indigenous races in Burma and that if you do not belong to indigenous races Burma; we also cannot be taken as indigenous races of Burma.” President Saw Shwe Thaik,
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Dhaka bringing back 159 nationals from Naypaydaw

159 Bangladeshi human trafficking victims, who were rescued by Burmese Navy, were brought back to Bangladesh on August 10, at about 2:00pm, according to Lieutenant Colonel Md Robiul Islam, commander of 17 BGB Battalion of Cox’s Bazar.

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Playing with color of cards

By Aman Ullah

“Citizenship is a basic right for it is nothing less than the right to have right,” Earl Warren, former U S Supreme Court Justice.

For over 800 years, from 1044 to 1885, the Burmese lived under an absolute monarchy. All legislative, executive and judicial powers were concentrated in the hands of the monarch. Justice was administered by issuing royal commands. As the loyal subject of the kings, the people needed to surrender all their wills at feet of the kings. They had neither rights nor liberties nor a say in the affairs of the state.
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