Rohingya crisis Sikh volunteers committed to provide langar till the crisis ends Current Affairs 

Rohingya crisis: Sikh volunteers committed to provide langar till the crisis ends

Teknaf, Bangladesh: In a commendable act of humanity, Sikh organisation Khalsa Aid volunteers reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border Sunday night to provide relief to the lakhs of Rohingya Muslim families fleeing Myanmar. Sikhs are known for their large-heartedness and they have proved it time and again. The men in turban from Bangla Sahib Gurudwara recently showed their generosity by providing daily langars to the protesting Tamil Nadu farmers in New Delhi. Volunteers of Khalsa Aid, India have reached Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh where the refugees are living in the camps.…

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MYANMAR ARMY IS NOT THE FIRST TO RECEIVE WEAPONS; ISRAEL PROVIDED ARMS TO REGIMES WITH CONTROVERSIAL HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS IN THE PAST Featured Society 

Myanmar Army is not the first to receive weapons; Israel provided arms to regimes with controversial human rights records in the past

Middle East Eye (MEE), an online news portal on September 4 reported that Israel continues to supply arms to the Myanmar army, which human rights groups say, is involved in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Israeli arms companies like TAR Ideal Concepts have trained Myanmar’s Special Forces in Rakhine state and as per human rights groups and Burmese officials, the weapons include more than a 100 tanks, and weapons and boats used to police its border. It is important to note that US and the European Union (EU) have…

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Myanmar violence leaves 100 dead, Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh Current Affairs 

Myanmar violence leaves 100 dead, Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are trying to cross the border with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi security officials say, as fresh fighting erupted in Myanmar’s north-western Rakhine state. Authorities in Myanmar say close to 100 people have been killed including nearly 80 insurgents and 12 members of the security forces since Friday when armed men, reportedly from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), launched a pre-dawn raid on police outposts in the restive region. However, advocates for the Rohingya have given a much higher death toll, telling Al Jazeera…

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