Burma Times Desk Report: April 05, 2015
In a sensationalist report, Bengali news portal Ukhianews.com slammed Rohingya Muslim beggars for creating chaos in the area.
Sections of the Bangladesh media have often been known to make racist comments against Rohingya Muslims. But this time, Ukhianews.com has broken all boundaries by insisting that beggars from this community are making the lives of locals miserable. They also said that the beggars are thieves.
Other accusations included that local beggars are being driven out of business by Rohingya beggars.
Many Rohingya Muslims, especially women who have lost their husbands in communal conflicts end up begging in Bangladesh. It is unclear why Ukhianews.com is targeting this helpless people.