minorities

View of the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp near Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh., Picture: DFID-UK Department for International Development
18. Feb 2022

Rohingya Relocation and Repatriation: Bangladesh is in the Paradox of Buridan’s Donkey

Bangladesh, InFocus, minorities, Myanmar, refugees, regional relations

It has already been more than four years since more than seven million Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh for refuge to escape from violence and abuse by the majority Buddhist population and security forces of Myanmar (Beech, 2021). At the last count, more than 1.3 million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh (Reid, 2021). Most of them live in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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18. Sep 2015

Craft, Currencies, and Ritual Orders in a Northern Thai village

Field work, InFocus, minorities, Thailand

Henrik Kloppenborg Møller is an anthropologist and PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, Lund University. His PhD project examines the organization of the trade in jade between Northern Myanmar and China, and the role of jade in Chinese cosmology. Henrik has done fieldwork among jade traders and carvers in the town of Ruili on China’s […]

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14. Sep 2012

Ethnic cleansing and genocidal massacres 65 years ago by Ishtiaq Ahmed

India, InFocus, minorities, Nation-building, Pakistan, politics, Punjab, refugees, terror

One of the completest cases of ethnic cleansing – that entailed the murder of 500,000-800,000 Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs – took place in 1947 in the Punjab Province of British India. Until now very little research had been conducted on it though in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi literature the horrors of the partition have figured […]

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19. Jul 2012

So..what is the definition of Genocide, again?

Burma, genocide, Human rights, InFocus, minorities, Myanmar, politics, refugees

Rohingya: Rohingya is an ethnic minority with dark skin, Muslim beliefs and, for the most part, no citizenship anywhere. Some groups live as sea nomads.  Others live as illegal immigrants in Thailand, India or Bangladesh. Some live in refugee camps different places. Most live in poverty and most live in Burma.   Nobody likes the […]

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13. Mar 2012

A brief report from a Burma visit 13-21 February 2012

Burma, democracy, government, Human rights, InFocus, Karen, minorities, Myanmar, politics

Mikael Gravers, Aarhus University The situation: On the surface there is a more relaxed mood in Rangoon when I visited Burma. However, all agree that the old totalitarian system is still working. People are still arrested during the night. Thus, we are cautioned that the situation could change rapidly again after the by-elections. There is […]

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13. Jul 2009

Some thoughts about the background to the recent events in Urumchi from a sociolinguist’s point of view

China, InFocus, minorities, poverty, terrorism, Xinjiang

Joakim Enwall, Associate Professor
Chinese Language and Culture
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University

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5. Mar 2009

Europe and the suffering people of Burma/Myanmar

development, InFocus, minorities, policy

Timo Kivimäki,
Senior Researcher
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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5. Aug 2008

Uyghurs in Xinjiang: Causes of resistance and perspectives for future unrest (updated version)

China, InFocus, Islam, minorities, Xinjiang

Henriette Kristensen

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