SC to take final decision on Rohingyas: Rajnath

23 September, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Young Rohingya Muslims stand on a slope and stretch their arms out to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh

He said the government had evidence of the presence of militants among the refugees who fled a crackdown by the Myanmar government.

India's government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country's security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and settled in many Indian cities.

The home minister said India would not be violating any global law if it deports Rohingyas as it is not a signatory to the UN Refugees Convention 1951.

He did not rule out the possibility of links between the armed group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and "foreign terrorist organisations". "It was carrying the food to Rohingya refugees on the border, including those stranded in the no-man's-land", he said. The government puts the figure at 40,000.

Aid agencies have launched a huge relief operation around Cox's Bazar, but they say they have been taken by surprise by the scope of the influx from Myanmar.

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And many experts question where India could send the Rohingya even if the deportations get Supreme Court backing. "They are illegal immigrants", he said.

There were an estimated 1.1 million Rohingyas in Rakhine state before the current crisis, though almost half have fled into Bangladesh where they are cramped into ill-equipped camps.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, described by the United Nations as the most persecuted minority in the world, fled their homes in Rakhine state recently to escape a military crackdown.

The Bangladesh government is likely to hold ministerial- level talks with Myanmar regarding the Rohingya issue on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly meeting in NY, the State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Mohammed Shahriar Alam, said in Kolkata on Monday.

Any sovereign country, the minister said, was free to take a decision on what kind of action it should take against illegal immigrants. Mohammad Salimullah, one of the two Rohingya petitioners, said the authorities in New Delhi had always been helpful so he was hopeful the court would support the refugees.

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