The Rohingya population lives in 12 states and union territories of India.
Hindu groups oppose the presence of Rohingya people in India.
Bangladesh has given shelter to Rohingya Muslims on a large scale.
New Delhi. Prime Minister of Bangladesh sheikh hasina (Sheikh Hasina) is on a four-day visit to India. Hasina on Tuesday expressed hope for India’s help in dealing with the Rohingya issue. Rohingya problem When asked, Sheikh Hasina said, ‘India is a big country. It can do a lot.” India after Sheikh Hasina’s statement foreign Ministry Answer is also given. In response to a question by News18, Foreign Ministry Secretary Vinay Kwatra said, ‘Bangladesh’s stand on the Rohingya issue has been appreciated worldwide. We also support the Rohingya communities. It also includes financial assistance. The Government of India will help as needed in the coming days. The Indian government supports every effort so that the Rohingya community can return to Myanmar. India’s position on this issue is positive.
Thousands of Rohingyas, victims of persecution and exploitation in India’s neighboring country Myanmar, have come to India after saving their lives and living in different parts of the country. According to the information given in Parliament last year, Rohingya Muslims are living 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 Hindu groups continue to oppose the presence of the Rohingya people in India.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said during the discussion on Citizen Research Bill 2019 that India will never accept Rohingyas. The government is calling Rohingya Muslims a threat to the security of the country. India’s Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai, citing a report received by the government, said that Rohingya Muslims are involved in illegal activities in the country. In such a situation, the first difficulty for India is that when it itself is facing the Rohingya problem, then how will it help Bangladesh to deal with this issue?
Recently there was controversy
The controversy over the Rohingya issue in India has increased recently. In fact, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had informed these refugees about buses by tweeting. Hardeep Puri had written, “India has always welcomed those who sought asylum in the country. In a landmark decision, all Rohingya refugees will be shifted to flats in Delhi’s Bakkarwala area. They will be provided basic amenities, UNHCR (UNHCR). issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) identity card and round-the-clock security by the Delhi Police.
On Hardeep Puri’s statement, the Delhi government said that if the government wants to settle Rohingyas, then they should be settled in any BJP ruled state, but they will not be allowed to allot flats in Delhi. There was opposition within the BJP as well and people started besieging the government on social media.
Home Ministry should approve
After this the Union Home Ministry gave clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that it is clarified that no direction has been given to provide EWS flats to illegal Rohingya migrants in Bakkarwala, Delhi. The Home Ministry also said that the Delhi government had proposed to relocate Rohingya Muslims to a new location.
Who are the Rohingya Muslims after all?
Rohingya is a community of Muslims. A large population of Rohingya Muslims live in the Rakhine province of Myanmar. But for several decades they have been subjected to discrimination and persecution in Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims claim that they are descendants of Myanmar Muslims, but Myanmar considers them to be Bangladeshi infiltrators. Violence against Rohingya Muslims is frequent in Rakhine province. Violence had started here since 2012. Due to this lakhs of Rohingyas fled from there to Bangladesh and other countries including India.
There are thousands of Rohingyas in India
There are about 16,000 UNHCR-certified Rohingya refugees in India. But government figures are different. According to government figures, the number of Rohingya refugees in India is more than 40,000.
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First Published: September 06, 2022, 16:14 IST