New Delhi, Jan 29: The Indian agencies have on numerous occasions flagged the issue relating to the Rohingyas who are taking refuge in India. Amidst all the security concerns that have been raised, there are a few voices who urge for a more human approach towards them.
New Delhi, Oct 4: With the Supreme Court refusing to intervene, India has handed over the 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar on Thursday morning. They were handed over at the border town of Moreh in Manipur.
New Delhi, Oct 4: The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that sought to stall the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar. The plea was filed by advocate, Prashanth Bhushan who had sought to stall the deportation of the seven to Myanmar through the border point at Moreh in Imphal.
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has urged the Burmese government to end the violence in Rakhine State and address the gross violations of the Rohingya population’s human rights.
Amidst the ongoing Rohingya crisis, the centre has approved two immigration check points along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. This move would facilitate legal entries and exits.
In the year 2015, 20 soldiers of the Dogra Regiment were martyred at Manipur. It was termed as one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army in the past two decades. National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval took stock of the situation and during that meeting, he said the time had come to hit back hard.
A day after India decided to review the free movement regime with Myanmar, security forces have managed to push back several Rohingya Muslims trying to cross over.
The free movement regime, a bi-lateral agreement between Indian and Myanmar is under review in the wake of the Rohingya Muslim crisis. This agreement allows free movement of Indian and Myanmarese citizens within 16 kilometres of the border. This has on several occasions been exploited by terrorists and smugglers.
The onslaught in Myanmar has not just affected the Muslims, but the Hindus as well. There is a huge refugee crisis and even many Hindus have borne the onslaught. Reports suggest that there are at least 86 Hindus who have lost their lives and 200 Hindu families who have reportedly fled to the forests to escape the onslaught of the Burmese Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
The Centre has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the Rohingyas are a national threat. The centre said that they could be used by terror groups such as the Islamic State. The government said national interest warrants their deportation and the court should not interfere in the proceedings. The centre also said that there are intelligence alerts that some Rohingyas are linked with terror. These groups are active in Jammu, Delhi, Mewat and Hyderabad, the centre further stated. The next date of hearing is on Monday.