The Rohingya people live in 12 states and union territories of India.
Hindu groups oppose the presence of Rohingyas in India.
Bangladesh has given refuge to Rohingya Muslims on a large scale.
New Delhi. Prime Minister of Bangladesh sheikh hasina (Sheikh Hasina) is on a four-day tour of India. Hasina on Tuesday expressed hope for India’s help in addressing the Rohingya issue. Rohingya problem On the question Sheikh Hasina said, “India is a big country. It can do a lot.” India after Sheikh Hasina’s declaration foreign ministry also responded. On a question from News84Media, Foreign Ministry Secretary Vinay Kwatra said: “Bangladesh’s role on the Rohingya issue has been appreciated around the world. We have also helped Rohingya communities. It also includes financial assistance. In the coming days, as needed, the Indian government will provide assistance. The Indian government supports all efforts to ensure that Rohingya communities can be returned to Myanmar. India’s outlook on this issue is positive.
Thousands of Rohingyas, victims of persecution and exploitation in India’s neighboring country, Myanmar, came to India after saving their lives and live in different parts of the country. According to information provided to Parliament last year, Rohingya Muslims live in about 12 states and union territories of India. These include Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. However, the BJP and Hindutva groups have opposed the presence of Rohingyas in India.
When discussing the Citizen Amendment Bill 2019 itself, Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said that India would never accept Rohingyas. The government has called Rohingya Muslims a threat to the country’s security. India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, cited a report received by the government that Rohingya Muslims are involved in illegal activities in the country. In such a situation, the first difficulty for India is that when it is itself confronted with the problem of the Rohingyas, how will it help Bangladesh to face this affair?
There has recently been a controversy
Recently, the controversy over the Rohingya issue in India has grown. In fact, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had tweeted about the settlement of these refugees. Hardeep Puri wrote: “India has always welcomed those seeking refuge in the country. In a landmark decision, all Rohingya refugees will be moved to apartments in Delhi’s Bakkarwala district. They will receive UNHCR ID cards (issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and enjoy 24-hour security from the Delhi Police.
On Hardeep Puri’s statement, the Delhi government had said that if the government were to settle Rohingya then settle in any BJP ruled state but would not allow them to be allocated apartments in Delhi . There was also opposition within the BJP and people started besieging the government on social media.
The Ministry of the Interior had to give clarifications
After that, the Union Home Office gave some clarification. The Home Ministry said it is clarified that no instructions have been issued to provide EWS flats to illegal Rohingya migrants in Bakkarwala, Delhi. The Home Ministry also said the Delhi government had offered to relocate Rohingya Muslims to a new location.
Who are the Rohingya Muslims after all?
Rohingya is a community of Muslims. There is a large population of Rohingya Muslims living in Rakhine Province in Myanmar. But for several decades, they have been the object of discrimination and persecution in Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims claim they are descendants of Myanmar Muslims, but Myanmar calls them Bangladeshi infiltrators. Violence against Rohingya Muslims is common in Rakhine province. The violence started here from 2012. Because of this, thousands of Rohingya fled to Bangladesh and other countries including India.
Thousands of Rohingyas in India
There are approximately 16,000 UNHCR-certified Rohingya refugees in India. But the official numbers are different from that. According to government figures, the number of Rohingya refugees in India is over 40,000.
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FIRST POST: 06 September 2022, 16:14 IST