India Refuses Refuge to Rohingyas

by Admin on September 7, 2017

India is set to deport 40,000 Rohingyas, despite its history of providing shelter for refugees, the Times of India reports.

This is because Rohingyas ‘infringe on the rights of Indian citizens’ and ‘pose grave security challenges’, according to home minister Kiren Rijiju. There are also concerns that they bring social, political and cultural problems to the country.

Under Myanmar’s 1982 Citizenship Act, Rohingyas are not recognized as an ethnic group.

India has no law in place for refugees, and is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. Therefore, refuge is given to asylum seekers on a case-by-case basis only.

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If accepted, they are given long-term visas, access to education and the right to work. However, Rohingyas will instead be turned away in order to “ensure the demographic pattern of India is not disturbed”.

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