Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Rohingya Muslims were “not refugees” but “illegal immigrants” and can be deported.
Speaking at the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) two-day national seminar on good governance and human rights, Rajnath said: “Rohingya muslims are not refugees, they are illegal immigrants and are threat to national security.”
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The issue of Rohingya Muslims continues to be a matter of raging debate, with the Centre telling the Supreme Court in an affidavit on 18 September that Rohingyas were a “threat” to the security of India.
Incidentally, the NHRC had last month issued notice to the Union Home Ministry on the issue of Rohingyas, who had fled their homes in Myanmar.
The Rohingya refugees, a persecuted community of Muslims from Myanmar have fled the country in large
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