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Rohingya crisis: The other face of today’s humanity

Rohingya-crisis

Looking at the fleeing Rohingyas today – young, old and new born, men and women – all trying to escape a murderous Myanmar army, one may wonder if we have come away from the age of Halagu Khan and his atrocities. The brutality that the Myanmar junta and its Buddhist supporters showed can only match that of Khan and what he inflicted during his siege of Baghdad in 1257. His victims look no different from what we see in the Rohingyas.

Today, in a world we boast of being complete with compassion, empathy and advancements, a pair of twins, barely days old and fleeing for their lives, confront and compel us to reflect on all the things we behold as achievements and progress in humanity. A fleeting mass of people we name as Rohingyas who made desperate attempts to scurry for refuge with stories of mass persecution, torture, rape and arson shake us back to the reality of a world we thought was long left behind.

This is a full coverage of what we have so far written and documented on the Rohingya persecution. 

Aid to Rohingyas: Govt puts one-week embargo on NGOs
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Aid to Rohingyas: Govt puts one-week embargo on NGOs

The Cox's Bazar district administration has imposed a weeklong ban on NGOs involved in distributing aid to Rohingyas at Ukhia and Teknaf from Monday to restore discipline in local business apparently affected by illegal relief trade.

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