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Rohingyas illegal migrants, need to go: Rijiju

Rohingyas illegal migrants, need to go: Rijiju”

According to reports from Reuters and Al jazeera, the Indian Government is now threatening to deport these 40,000 Rohingya Muslims in its bid to enhance relations with Myanmar. A party delegation would soon meet the concerned United Nations authorities in India, Basheer said. "The union government should show humanitarian consideration towards these refugees", he said.

It's appalling that even as PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar as we write, the rhetoric from the Centre, if MoS Home Kiren Rijiju is to be believed, is this: Rohingyas are all "illegal immigrants", who have "no basis to live here" and "anybody who's an illegal immigrant will be deported". "No other country has accepted more refugees than India", Rijiju said.

But the Indian government, as well as a substantial section of the media, wants to deport the Rohingyas who have braved unfathomable dangers and literally cheated death to arrive here in India, mostly via Bangladesh, or by sea on the Bay of Bengal shores, saying that a lot of them are illegal Bangladeshi migrants, with terror links.

The plea filed by Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, who are registered refugees under the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), claimed the Rohingyas had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community.

It said that India has ratified and is a signatory to various conventions that recognise the Principle of "Non-Refoulement' which prohibits deportation of refugees to a country where they may face threat to their lives". Almost 14,000 Rohingyas living in the country are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), while about 40,000 have been estimated to be staying illegally.

The latest exodus began on August 25 after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts in Rakhine, leading to a violent offensive by the Myanmar Army. None of them wants to go back to Myanmar, fearing severe reprisal and genocide. Northeastern states are totally opposed to any further immigration, including Rohingyas.

"This also equally applies to the Rohingyas, who have got illegally settled in different parts of Kashmir including Jammu and Kashmir and I am sure there is no ambiguity about it", said Singh, who also participated in the NEDA conclave. We already have enough (immigrants). "The Assam government is not a party to the petition, but if need be we can state our stand to the Supreme Court", said Sharma.

Despite facing a lot of criticism, India has made its position clear on the Rohingya issue.



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