Rohingya Muslims: Rights groups urge India not to deport them

On Thursday, Rights groups urged India to deport tens of thousands of Rohingya migrants Muslim who are illegally living in India. Kiren Rijiju India’s junior home minister has told the parliament to identify and deport the migrants mostly living in neighboring Myanmar, where violence and discrimination are part of the country.

Based in the Buddhist-dominated country of Myanmar or Burma the Rohingyas are minority Muslim group. In 1784 when the Burman King Bodawpaya conquered the thousand of Muslim refugees fled to the Bangladesh. During the British, a new immigration law was released in which all migrants even the Rohingya were illegal in the country.

But the according to the new law Rohingya are not part of Myanmar’s 135 official ethnic groups.The Rohingya are now seen as an illegal Bangladeshi Muslim group.

India thinks Rohingya Muslim is a threat to them because long before Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Saeed had sympathized with them. India believes that Rohingyas are vulnerable to terrorism and they might be recruited by the terror groups. Intelligence Bureau officials have often warned them and also keep a strict watch over them.

The South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, Meenakshi Ganguly said on Thursday,”Rohingya should not be forced to return or leave for Burma without first given a fair chance to evaluating their claims as refugees. Indian authorities should follow the rule by India’s international legal obligations.

After a military crackdown, last October in Rakhine state thousand of Muslim fled from there. The witness has told the stories of murdering, villages burning down to ashes and raping in a campaign.

Raghu Menon, advocacy manager at Amnesty International India has said that it is not right to abandon them to their fate that they have in India. And Indian authorities are well aware of the human rights and violations of the Rohingya Muslims.

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