India

RVISION March 18, 2018

On March 13, a truckload of 80 Rohingya refugees belonging to 27 families alighted at Hardaha village on the southern outskirts of Kolkata and proceeded to Makhal Tala six km away, in small groups, where tents were set up for them. They all came from Nuh in Haryana where they lived in refugee camps for […]

RVISION March 5, 2018

NEARLY a year after Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry threatened to “identify and kill’’ Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi nationals settled in the area if they were not deported within a month, various organisations have started attempts to mobilise public opinion against their stay. Advertisements calling for eviction of Rohingya have started appearing in local […]

RVISION February 10, 2018

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone, discussing topics including the political crisis in the Maldives, the war in Afghanistan and the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the White House said. The Trump administration has launched an effort to deepen military and economic ties with India […]

RVISION February 7, 2018

Analysis & opinion 7th February 2018 China & India have raised invalid interrogation at United Nation’s 5th Meeting of Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations – 2018 regular session, which started from 29 January and ended today (7 February). The session unfolded usually with review of the applications of the NGO’s from different parts of the world […]

RVISION February 5, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Rohingya issue is the biggest challenge for Myanmar, jeopardising both its internal situation and external relations. If the US decides to impose sanctions on Myanmar’s military, the country would be pushed towards China, said Yohei Sasakawa, Japan’s special envoy in Myanmar. “India, with her old relationship, should play a more proactive role […]

RVISION February 1, 2018

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Rohingya immigrants had a right to demand basic amenities including education and healthcare. The rights body, through senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, told a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud that the […]

RVISION January 19, 2018

Twenty-nine Rohingyas — 18 adults and 11 children — have travelled through three countries, covering over 5,330km over four months, to finally reach a Bengal village that they now call home. Welcome to the Rohingya Colony, a settlement in Kuruli village in Baruipur, some 45km from Kolkata, where the 29 refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State […]

RVISION January 15, 2018

Agartala: Tripura police on Saturday night arrested six Rohingya refugees, all of them minors, from Dharmanagar railway station in North Tripura district, with preliminary investigations suggesting they had crossed the border with Bangladesh to enter India. Superintendent of police (control) Pradip De said the six were suspected to be Rohingya Muslims from Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where […]

RVISION January 12, 2018

With rows of two-room houses made of tin and asbestos with semi-concrete flooring, an under-construction common toilet and a tubewell, the new colony stands in sharp contrast to the fading homes that dot Kulari village. The new residents of these tin homes, with their broken Bengali, stand out, too. With eight families, 29 adults and […]

RVISION January 6, 2018

On January 3, the Indian Cabinet approved an agreement between India and Myanmar on land border crossing. Though specifics remain unclear, particularly amid challenges faced by both countries including confronting the Rohingya crisis and aligning on various aspects of cross-border regulation, the move is nonetheless notable. India has been engaging the Southeast Asian region through […]