(RNS) — While we often talk about the calamity of 9/11, it's impossible to ignore the legacy of the 1947 Partition of India, whose 72nd anniversary is this week, in the sometimes troubled relations between South Asian American communities today.
(The Conversation) — Sri Lanka’s 21 million Christians, the majority of them Roman Catholics, have a long history that reflects the dynamics of colonialism as well as present-day ethnic and religious tensions.
(AP)When a Buddhist widow married a Rohingya Muslim, her parents disowned her. The couple lives in fear in the shadow of violence.
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Ethnic violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state forced at least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.
DAR PAING, Myanmar (AP) More than 120,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced into a series of camps in western Myanmar as a result of the government's policy of persecution, segregation and neglect.
(REUTERS) The arrests come a week after diplomats condemned violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion.