In Myanmar burnt around 200 villages of Muslims


In Myanmar burnt around 200 villages of Muslims

Rajnath Singh was referring to Myanmar Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's remarks that they will soon establish a process to review those who seek to enter the country again.

Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the home minister said, "The Rohingyas are not refugees".

Further the reply stated that there are intelligence inputs stating that some illegal migrants have links with Pakistan based terror groups and are trying to spread violence in India.

However, he refused to comment on Indian govt's affidavit in Supreme Court terming Rohingyas a "serious threat to nation" and said, "It is India's internal matter".

Besides repeatedly disabling his accounts, an activist who uses the name Rahim said Facebook has also removed individual posts he put on the site about Rohingya refugees.

Darusman's team started its work in August, the month that attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Myanmar triggered a military response that has forced more than 421,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh in the past month.

In a speech delivered in Nay Pyi Taw in the morning, which was aired on the state-run television, Aung San Suu Kyi invited the worldwide community to help her government deal with the situation, and said it would work with Bangladesh to help repatriate refugees who could prove that they had citizenship in Myanmar.

Asked if the previous Barack Obama administration had been too optimistic in supporting Myanmar's transition to democracy, Mr Henshaw said: "I think we always knew that this would be a very hard road to follow, and it has proven to be so".

Over 400,000 members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority have fled the country into Bangladesh in recent weeks due to what is being described as ethnic cleansing by the country's army.

Marzuki Darusman said his United Nations team was still trying to get Myanmar's permission to enter the country, but was gathering evidence from refugees and medics in the border town of Cox's Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh. Indonesian fishermen rescued several hundred Rohingyas, who were stranded at sea.

When contacted on how the Rohingya travelled all the way to settle in Jammu in 2012 and whether the then Congress government asked the State government to accommodate the refugees, Mr. Abdullah said, "These are all questions for the existing State government to answer officially".

Madhurima Dhanuka, Co-ordinator, prison reforms, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, who is working for the rights of Rohingyas said the move of the West Bengal Government would definitely help Rohingyas get justice. Buddhists in Rakhine have accused worldwide aid groups of favoring Rohingya.