Morning Current Affairs: 11 September 2017

The Rohingyas allege that the military and Rakhine Buddhists responded with a brutal campaign against them. Myanmar rejects this, saying its military is fighting against Rohingya terrorists.

Sep 11, 2017 08:42 IST
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West Bengal: Netaji statue unveiled at naval base in Kolkata

An eight feet bronze statue of Indian freedom struggle leader Subhas Chandra Bose was unveiled at the naval base INS Netaji Subhas at Kolkata on 10 September 2017. The Statute was unveiled by Netaji's niece-in-law Krishna Bose and Eastern Naval Command Chief, Vice Admiral H.C.S. Bisht by cutting the ribbon together.

GOC, Bengal Area, Lt Gen Gurpal Singh Sanga, Japan's Consul-General in Kolkata Masayuki Taga and several other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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AIMPLB to constitute committee for undertaking large scale community reform

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on 10 September 2017 said that it will constitute a committee to advise the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Shariah.

A resolution was passed in this connection in the one-day meeting of the Board's Executive body held in Bhopal. The committee will also look into the Supreme Court's verdict on the triple Talaq. The Board reiterated that Talaq-e-biddat or triple Talaq in one-sitting is sinful but valid.

Bangladesh wants India's support over Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh on 10 September 2017 sought India's support in handling the Rohingya issue by mounting pressure on Myanmar to take back the refugees who have taken shelter in the country.

According to the United Nations, nearly three lakh Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into Bangladesh since the 25th of last month when a fresh wave of violence erupted when militants attacked police posts in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.

Ruling Awami League General Secretary and senior Bangladesh Minister Obaidul Quader said, the entire world is today worried about the Rohingya issue and India also expressed its concern. Quader recalled the decisive support given by India during Bangladesh’s 1971 liberation war and said they hope India will favour Bangladesh in this humanitarian crisis as well.

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