Cogitatum on Understanding Rohingya Crisis and India’s Migration Policy



More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since 25 August as the fresh wave of violence sweeps the north western Rakhine state. Most of them are currently seeking refuge at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

On the other hand, the Government of India has shown concern regarding the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India and has categorically stated its plans to deport those living illegally. While India hosts a large number of refugees within the subcontinent, there is no specific policy regarding that.

In this Cogitatum, we will be discussing the context of Rohingyas in India. The series will focus on humanitarian crisis faced by Rohingyas, India’s existing perspective towards refugee policy, and the future of Rohingyas in the country.

Faculty: Dr. D. Suba Chandran, Ambassador U Nyunt Maung Shein, Major General A K M Abdur Rahman, Dr Maung Zarni, Mr. Pratap Heblikar, Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon, and Ms Priyadarshini Hariharan

The second Cogitatum commences on November 18, 2017.

Series Schedule
  • Context of Rohingyas for India- The Story So Far: Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am IST
  • Conflict in the Rakhine State: Wednesday, November 22, 8:00 pm IST
  • India's Response to the Rakhine Conflict: Saturday, November 25, 9:00 am IST
  • Cogitation amongst Discussants: Wednesday, November 28, 8:00 pm IST

Any change in the above schedule will be informed in advance.

Programme Features

Four-week fully online series focused on one policy issue at a time.
A joint brainstorm and solutioning series that allows you to deep-dive into a current topic through live webinars with experts and comprehensive readings on the topic.

Programme Structure

Students will be eligible for the certificate if they complete an online assignment.

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