Rohingyas 'illegal immigrants', can be deported: Rajnath

"The continued stay of Rohingyas in India apart from being absolutely illegal is found to be having national security ramification and has serious security threats", the Centre said.

The Union home ministry on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Rohingya Muslims' deportation to Myanmar, calling them a "security threat to India", according to media reports. However, New Delhi does not recognise them as asylum-seekers.

The alleged violent attacks have led to an exodus of Rohingya tribals from the western Rakhine state in that country to India and Bangladesh.

Many Thais can recall when the Thai-Malaysian border camps of human traffickers were broken up in May 2015, revealing many Rohingya had died from starvation and disease.

"That the provisions of Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967 can not be relied upon by the petitioner since India is not a signatory of either of them". I always wanted to visit India.

More than 420,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing".

He was elected camp leader for one of the camps in Bangladesh and has over the years aided dozens of photojournalists, writers, diplomats, ambassadors, and researchers from Bangladesh and global visitors who visited the camps.


"We just want to live here since we have suffered a lot in Myanmar". (AP) Rohingya Muslim woman Mustafa Khatoon is given water by a passerby as her daughter Hazra Begum waits for help to take her to a doctor near Mushani refugee camp.

Imran was attending an worldwide peoples tribunal here in Malaysia on alleged atrocities and state crimes against the Rohingya, Kachins and other ethnic minority groups in Myanmar.

Furthermore, Rajnath Singh stressed that "People need to understand that one aspect of illegal immigration of Rohingyas is related to the national security". "We should be both willing to give financial support to Bangladesh as well as diplomatic support to both sides should they want it", he says. However, successive Thai governments have failed to speak up for the rights of the Rohingya, or the situation in Rakhine state.

Countries across the region fear they will feel the fallout from the crisis. "Is killing people and burning their houses an internal issue?" asked Imran.

Bangladesh had earlier said the new influx of Rohingya refugees is an unbearable additional burden on the country which has been hosting around 400,000 Myanmar nationals who had to leave their country in the past due to communal violence and repeated military operations.

On the humanitarian actions taken by Indian govt, Rajnath said, PM Modi had requested Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to accept returning Rohingyas.


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