Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
NEW DELHI: The Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and not refugees who have applied for asylum in
India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
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Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was ready to accept them.
“The Rohingyas are not refugees. They have not come here after following proper procedures. No Rohingya has applied for asylum. They are illegal immigrants,” he said.
Rohingyas are minority Muslims in western Myanmar and have been fleeing their homes following an army crackdown on their villages that has left hundreds dead.
The home minister also said that India would not violate any international law by deporting
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