Deportation threat shocks Rohingya Muslim refugees in Hyderabad: We prefer dying in India to getting killed in Myanmar

Tears rolled down his eyes when the septuagenarian recalled in his interaction with Mirror
Hyderabad: The news that India is firm on deporting about 40,000 Myanmar refugees has come as a great shock to the refugees staying in Hyderabad with valid documents. There are about 3,000 refugees, most of them belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community, living in 15 settlements in Hyderabad Old City. "Till yesterday, we were living happily though we do have...

India surveying the number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Delhi to deport all Rohingya regardless of UN registration Myanmar challenges UN on rights abuses against Rohingyas Myanmar troops arrest Rohingya suspects; 6 Buddhists killed
NEW DELHّ: An Indian Home Ministry official says state authorities are trying to determine the number of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in the country after fleeing persecution in neighboring Myanmar, but there is no immediate plan to deport them. Last week, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told Parliament that the government had directed state authorities to identify...

Bangladesh sees new influx of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days, following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Rohingya community leaders said on Wednesday that at least 500 members had made the difficult journey into the neighboring country. The refugees claim that they have been abused by soldiers in Myanmar. Abu Toyyob, 25, said he escaped with...

India set to deport all Rohingya Muslims regardless of UN registration: Official

Rohingya Muslim refugees along with Indian supporters shout slogans against human rights violations in Myanmar, during a march to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi on December 19, 2016
A senior Indian official has described thousands of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims living in India as illegal refugees, saying the New Delhi government aims to deport them. Kiren Rijiju, a high-profile minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, said in an interview on the weekend that all of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims are illegal refugees even those registered with...

BJP-PDP set to flex muscles to prevent Rohingya Muslims’ deportation

Instructions issued for Rohingya Muslims' deportation: Govt
JAMMU: Even though BJP and PDP have apparently managed to bridge the widening gap over the contentious issue of revoking Article 35A, another crisis is set to put the alliance partners to test with regard to deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Jammu and other parts of the State. After the Union Government recently informed Rajya Sabha that it had issued...

Illegal Rohingya migrants pose serious threat: Hyderabad Police

Police is free to take action against those who are staying illegally but it will be gross injustice to send back those who are holding refugee cards as they face serious threat to their lives back in their country
DCP V Satyanarayana said that an alert has been received from the Centre about illegals from Myanmar. Hyderabad: Rohingya Muslims who are not registered or have not renewed their refugee cards with the UNHCR pose a serious security threat, according to the IB and the Hyderabad police. There are about 3,800 registered refugees in the three police commissionerates of Hyderabad,...

Rohingya Muslim threat: States told to identify and deport

Rohingya Muslim threat: States told to identify and deport
With the threat of terror looming large, the Union Home Ministry has directed states to identify and deport illegal immigrants. The decision comes in the wake of intelligence inputs suggesting that terror groups may use the Rohingya Muslims to further their activities. These illegal immigrants not only infringe on the rights of Indian citizens but also pose grave security challenges....

UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state
11 August 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region. “This development, which reportedly took place yesterday, is a cause for major concern,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in...

Myanmar crackdowns on Rohingya Muslims ‘major concern’: UN

Myanmar crackdowns on Rohingya Muslims major concern
A UN rights expert voiced alarm Friday at a growing security operation in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine State, where the government has been accused of widespread abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Reacting to reports that an army battalion was flown into Rakhine Thursday to help local authorities boost security in the region, UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee warned the development was "a...

India in Talks With Myanmar, Bangladesh to Deport 40,000 Rohingya

People belonging to Rohingya Muslim community sit outside their makeshift houses on the outskirts of Jammu, May 5, 2017. Picture taken on May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta Reuters
By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar...

Who are Rohingya Muslims and why govt wants to deport 40,000 of them?

As per government estimates, Rohingya's population has increased four times in the country in the last two years
As per government estimates, Rohingya's population has increased four times in the country in the last two years. In 2015, their population was estimated to have been 10,500, as per Kiren Rijiju's reply in the Lok Sabha given two years ago. In 2015, their population was estimated to have been 10,500, as per Kiren Rijiju reply in the Lok Sabha...

Instructions issued for Rohingya Muslims’ deportation: Govt

Instructions issued for Rohingya Muslims' deportation: Govt
NEW DELHI/JAMMU: The Central Government has informed the Rajya Sabha that it had issued detailed instructions for Rohingyas deportation, which was a continuous process. Stating that Centre is vested with powers to deport foreign nationals illegally staying in the country under Section 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a...

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