Six Burmese, including four kids, rotting in Amritsar jail
The reason: the six are awaiting verification of their citizenship.
However, their ordeal now seems to be coming to an end, after Lawyers for Human Rights International (LFHRI), an NGO, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in Punjab and Haryana High Court, which came up for resumed hearing last week.During the hearing, the counsel for Centre, informed the court that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has requested the Bureau of Immigration to examine the feasibility of granting long-term VISAs to enable the family to stay in India.
Asylum seekers mark new year with hunger strike
The 27 hunger strikers at the MITA detention centre in Broadmeadows have entered their seventh day of refusing to eat until the federal government addresses the situation that has left them in limbo for more than three years.
The 25 Tamils and two Burmese Rohingyas have been granted refugee status but had their release into the community refused due to adverse ASIO assessments.
The men are refusing to go inside and have remained in the grounds day and night.
Myanmar 'Violates International Laws' over Rohingya Treatment
Burma Campaign UK criticises President Thein Sein for oppressive policies against minority Muslims
By Gianluca Mezzofiore
Myanmar's government has violated at least eight international laws with its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims, one of the world's most persecuted minorities, according to a British-based advocacy group.
Pakistan rally condemns Rohingya killings
The Rohingya Muslim community in Pakistan has staged a protest rally in the southern port city of Karachi to show their outrage at the ongoing violence in Myanmar.
AND HOW REFORMED IS BURMA (MYANMAR) REALLY?
by Andrew Drummond
Just what is going on in Arakan State?
The abuse of the Rohingya in Burma continues. At the same time foreign companies and tourists are flooding in to the newly reformed country. Well just how reformed is it? Where are the forces in Burma defending this minority, whose very right to existence seems to be denied? This report was issued today by Human Rights Watch.