Bangladesh Plans to Relocate Rohingya Refugees to a Flooded Island

Bangladesh has resurrected a plan to relocate thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state to a flooded island in the Bay of Bengal to prevent them from “intermingling” with Bangladeshi citizens. The United Nations says around 69,000 people have fled the Muslim-majority northern part of Rakhine…

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‘Under threat: the challenges facing religious minorities in Bangladesh’ Report Released!

Bangladesh has singularly failed to protect its Ahmadi, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Shi’a Muslim communities from a new outbreak of targeted attacks and communal violence, says a report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG). According to the report, Under threat: the challenges facing religious minorities in Bangladesh, since 2013, the country…

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Leash on NGOs

Just-passed bill makes any ‘derogatory’ comments by foreign-funded NGOs on constitution, constitutional bodies a criminal offence; NGOs, legal experts decry A provision in a just-passed bill contradicts people’s democratic rights, as this makes it an offence for foreign-funded NGOs to make “inimical” and “derogatory” remarks on the constitution and constitutional…

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