India deports second Rohingya group to Myanmar, more expulsions likely

Source: Reuters

By Zarir Hussain

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India on Thursday deported a Rohingya Muslim family of five to neighboring Myanmar, the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Members of a Muslim Rohingya family sit as they pose for a photograph with Indian and Myanmar security officials before their deportation on India-Myanmar border at Moreh

Members of a Muslim Rohingya family sit as they pose for a photograph with Indian and Myanmar security officials before their deportation on India-Myanmar border at Moreh in the northeastern state of Manipur, India, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of a Muslim Rohingya family sit as they pose for a photograph with Indian and Myanmar security officials before their deportation on India-Myanmar border at Moreh in the northeastern state of Manipur, India, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

India’s Hindu nationalist government regards the Rohingya as illegal aliens and a security risk. It has ordered that tens of thousands of the community, who live in small settlements and slums, be identified and repatriated.

The husband, wife and three children had been arrested and jailed in northeastern Assam state in 2014 for entering India without valid documents, police said.

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2 replies

  1. How can they have valid documents when they are ‘refugees’? India is fast loosing it’s humanity and religious tolerance..

    • The University of Jordan also wanted ‘past educational records’ for any Syrian refugee that wanted to study at that University. Some could obtain it through relatives back home, some could not.

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