Rohingya Muslims are threat to national security, Govt tells Supreme Court

World       by Haider Ali Sindhu | Published

World by Haider Ali Sindhu | Published

"The counter-attacks of Myanmar security forces against extremist terrorists and the government's undertakings to provide assistance to the people are strongly welcomed", he said.

"This chorus of branding India as villain on Rohingya issue is a calibrated design to tarnish India's image". He also said that they (Rohingyas) might have some links with terror groups. This comes two days after United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein described attempts by India to deport illegal Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as "deplorable".

India's National Human Rights Commission has said it will oppose the move to deport Rohingya refugees from Myanmar staying illegally iin the country when the Indian government submits its affidavit on the issue in the Supreme Court on Monday.

"We hope that the Government of India gives shelter, an opportunity to live a respectful life and a future to their children, because the Constitution gives the Right to Equality and the Right to Life, not only to its Indian citizens, but to all refugees as well", he said.

The Centre also blamed that a systematic and organised network of agents were deliberately facilitating illegal migration of the Rohingyas in India.

The statement of Russian Foreign Ministry came amid a global outcry against the latest atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslim minorities in Myanmar's Rakhine State.On September 13, the UN Security Council members, including Russia, expressed serious concern over the situation in the region.

The Centre has said in the draft affidavit that Rohingyas are a threat to national security and that it is in "national interest" to deport them, suggesting that the court should not "interfere " in its decision. "Then why not 40,000 Rohingyas?" he asked.

Since the military crackdown began, at least 30,000 Rohingya people have been killed, while almost 400,000 forced out of their homeland and flee to Bangladesh as entire villages were burnt down, according to the UNHCR. When questioned about the Ruling government led by Narendra Modi's stand on the deportation of the Rohingyas, Rajnath Singh said that whatever is the decision of the government will be clear on 18 Sep when it files the affidavit in the court.

"In fact the affidavit was/is in the process of being finalised".

Myanmar officials said he will meet government leaders in the capital, Naypyitaw, and attend an address to the nation by Ms Suu Kyi on Tuesday.

Protests took place in other districts of the country as well, Hefazat's Central Organising Secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi told the Dhaka Tribune.

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