Six Burmese, including four kids, rotting in Amritsar jail
RAGHAV OHRI : Chandigarh
They 'strayed' into Indian territory and were arrested by Punjab Police in 2008. For not possessing valid documents, a trial court awarded them six months in jail in March 2009. They served their sentence. But four years on, a Burmese couple and their four children continue to languish in a transit camp 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.
Pan-Muslim body urges Myanmar to allow OIC delegation
The world's top Islamic body, in a statement following a meeting in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah, also urged the UN Human Rights Commission to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Myanmar.
The statement called on "Burmese authorities to strongly respond to the organisation's appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit" Myanmar.Last year at least 180 people were killed in the western state of Rakhine in clashes between local Buddhists and Rohingya -- a Muslim minority treated with hostility by most Burmese who see them as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
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.
Is the Burmese Military Keeping Rohingya Women As Sex Slaves?
Regiment 207's military camp a few miles from Sittwe.
Burma's Muslims are still having a pretty awful time of it. Last year, the country's Buddhist majority launched a series of attacks on the minority Rohingya Muslim population, supposedly because they're not "ethnically pure". The attacks have continued this year and now include the general Muslim population, as well as the ethnic Rohingyas, getting their homes burned down and heads smashed in by marauding gangs of vicious Buddhists.
Muslims protest in Delhi against Rohingyas killings
NEW DELHI: ARAB NEWS
Thursday 11 April 2013
Indian Muslim organizations and human rights bodies protested against the atrocities and cruel activities being meted out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
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