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Centre to file affidavit in SC over Rohingya deportation decision

#RohingyaCrisis: India to provide humanitarian aid to refugees in Bangladesh
14 Sep 2017
  • On September 14, India agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh as the latter struggled to handle the influx of an estimated 3.79 lakh Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
  • The move came days after Bangladesh briefed India about the unprecedented burden it's facing because of the Rohingya crisis.
  • India had earlier signaled its support for Myanmar over its much-criticized handling of the Rohingya issue.

  • What India's relief package comprises of?
    Relief package
  • The relief material being provided by India comprises of urgently needed supplies such as rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets etc.
  • The first consignment of aid "will be brought to Chittagong by an Indian Air Force plane on 14th September 2017," the Indian External Affairs Ministry (EAM) said.
  • It said India "stands ready" to assist Bangladesh.

  • Poverty-stricken Bangladesh reeling under Rohingya crisis
  • The 3.79 lakh Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar's alleged state-sponsored violence in the Rakhine state are facing starvation and are living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.
  • This has caused an unbearable additional burden for Bangladesh, which is already dealing with around four lakh Rohingyas who previously fled persecution in Myanmar.
  • Bangladesh, a developing country, itself has a sizeable poverty-stricken population.

  • Bangladesh urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees
    Bangladesh's plea
  • Meanwhile, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back the Rohingya refugees.
  • "My personal message is very clear that they should consider this situation with humanity because these people, the children, the women, they are suffering," she said.
  • "These people belong to Myanmar, for 100 years or more they have stayed there. How can they deny they are not their citizens?"

  • India's stance on Rohingya issues has been less than favorable
  • India's decision to provide humanitarian assistance comes amid UN criticism over New Delhi's plans to deport an estimated 25,000 Rohingya refugees from its territory.
  • Earlier this month, Indian PM Narendra Modi appeared to support Myanmar's stance on the issue during a visit to the country.
  • India's humanitarian assistance would help alleviate the burden on Bangladesh, which has borne the brunt of the crisis.

  • Centre to file affidavit in SC over Rohingya deportation decision
    15 Sep 2017
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said an affidavit will be filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court over its decision to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants back to Myanmar.
  • This comes after the SC asked the Centre to clarify its stance after a petition challenged the government's deportation decision.
  • Among other reasons, the petition argued India's Rohingya deportation decision violated international human right conventions.

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