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Rohingya refugees refuse to return, say ‘deported Rohingyas will be killed soon’

Rohingya Refugees staying in Indian camps have expressed concern over being deported to Myanmar.

ANI | Updated: 07 Oct 2018, 11:43:46
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New Delhi: Rohingya Refugees staying in Indian camps have expressed concern over being deported to Myanmar. Some refugees staying at Kalindi Kunj camp in Delhi don’t want to return to Myanmar fearing for their lives. A refugee said, “We just request Indian government to let us stay here until there is peace in our country. 

Seven Rohingyas who were deported will be killed very soon.” These refugees are not being provided with any amenities and live in deplorable conditions. They still do not ask for anything from the Indian government, they “just want to live here till peace prevails in our country”. 

After the Central government deported seven Rohingya refugees to Myanmar on Friday, many now have refused to return to Myanmar, saying they will not rehabilitate until ‘peace is restored in their homeland’. 

More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine in August 2017 after Myanmar’s army launched a massive crackdown in its northern state, retaliating the attacks by insurgents, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on the country's police posts and a military base. 

A large number of Rohingya refugees, since then, have taken shelter in India and Bangladesh, and are staying in refugee camps, often raising security concerns.


First Published: 07 Oct 2018, 11:43:46

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