Military Bulldozes a Historical Mosque in Buthidaung Township

By The Stateless Buthidaung, April 5, 2017: The Myanmar military completely bulldozed a historical mosque in Lawei Dek on April 3, 2017. The ancient mosque was believed to be built before the British occupation of Burma in the heart of Lawei Dek, under Buthidaung Township. Till mid-1990 the mosque was surrounded by Botoli Bazaar. Now Read more about Military Bulldozes a Historical Mosque in Buthidaung Township[…]

Military renewed violence in Buthidaung and Maungdaw

By Kyaw Win Maungdaw: Myanmar restarted military assaults in Rohingya villages after few weeks break in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships since last Saturday. A joint force of approximately 200 comprised of both the military and Border Guard Police (BGP) started besieging and conducted raids in Rohingya village; Hawar Bil (Kyi Kan Pyin), in the name Read more about Military renewed violence in Buthidaung and Maungdaw[…]

More than 400 tents of Rohingya were demolished in Kutupalong

Kutupalong: Bangladesh Forestry Officials launched 2-day operation to demolish more than 400 makeshift-tents that were built by newly arrived Rohingya for temporary shelter. The demolished tents include one shelter designated for temporary mosque. “Today, a group of forestry officials along with local village headmen and some villagers came to the recently built makeshift-camp and started Read more about More than 400 tents of Rohingya were demolished in Kutupalong[…]

Two Rohingya wounded as military fired into crowd

By Maung Shwe, The Stateless Rohingya MAUNGDAW: About 15 military personnel and Border Guard Police (BGP) abruptly entered Raimmabil (Yedwinchaung), northern Maungdaw at around 10:15 am local time, Tuesday, October 25 and started firing gun into the crowd today where two Rohingya were confirmed seriously wounded. A villager requested not to be named said, “our chairman was Read more about Two Rohingya wounded as military fired into crowd[…]

Kill, arrest, arson, rape and loot on Rohingya in Maungdaw

By KPN The police, Burma border guard police (BGP) and army have turned northern Arakan – Maungdaw and Rathedaung – in to a hell for Rohingya, crackdowns on innocent Rohingya civilians following attacks by unidentified assailants on three separate police outposts –  the BGP headquarters, Kyein Chaung and Koe Tan Kauk- in northern Arakan on Read more about Kill, arrest, arson, rape and loot on Rohingya in Maungdaw[…]

The Memorandum of the Muslims of North Arakan Submitted to the Inquiry Commission

By Aman Ullah Since 1947, the Rakhine Buddhists leaders were trying for granting State to Arakan as per Shan, Karen Ni, and Kachin. The Rees Williams Commission set up in 1947 to examine the necessity of granting ‘States’ to different areas, but initially it kept aside the question of granting statehood to Arakan. Later 3 Read more about The Memorandum of the Muslims of North Arakan Submitted to the Inquiry Commission[…]

The Modern from of Arakan is Derived from Arabic

By Aman Ullah “The modern form of Arakan said to be derived from the Arabic ‘Al-Rakhang’” …Professor Hodivala “Arekadesa could also be read Anekadesa”….Dr. Pamela Gutman Pamela Gutman was born in Adelaide, South Australia. Her tertiary education was at the University of Vienna, where she studied German, Philosophy, and Art History, and then at The Read more about The Modern from of Arakan is Derived from Arabic[…]

Rohingyas barred to enter Bangladesh

By KPN The Bangladesh government barred Rohingya community from Arakan Burma to enter Bangladesh with border trade passes this year who want to participate in Bishwa Ijtema (World Muslims gathering) due to security reason, Kadir Hossain, a local trader from Teknaf said. More than 200- Rohingya arrived in Teknaf land port with border trade passes Read more about Rohingyas barred to enter Bangladesh[…]

Arakan: An Un-decolonized Colonial Territory

By Aman Ullah “Decolonization not only refers to the complete “removal of the domination of non-indigenous forces” within the geographical space and different institutions of the colonized, but it also refers to the “decolonizing of the mind” from the colonizer’s ideas that made the colonized seem inferior.” Karl Hack (2008) Arakan with an area of Read more about Arakan: An Un-decolonized Colonial Territory[…]

If UN fails to prevent Rohingya disenfranchisement in Burma, then,…?

By Ibrahim Shah UN Security Council’s immediate forced intervention in Burma is very crucial to prevent the first-ever state-sanctioned Rohingya disenfranchisement and the ongoing genocide against Rohingya led by President Thein Sein United Nations Department of Political Affairs, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights[APHR], Organization of  American States[OAS], the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the European Read more about If UN fails to prevent Rohingya disenfranchisement in Burma, then,…?[…]