According to Ashin Ven Pandita, who is now studying Buddhism in Sri Lanka, posted on his facabook on September 14, that about 30 people who identified themselves as Rohingyas arrived with Myanmar passports and that was why arrival visa was suspended temporarily.
New Delhi, Sep 18 The Congress today urged the government to take all parties into confidence and not have a "blanket approach" on the issue of the Rohingyas.
The Constitution of India only defines who is a citizen of India.
India has also not been a signatory of the 1951 UN Convention or the 1967 Protocol - both relating to the Status of Refugees and included in the UNHCR statute. We don't have resources for our own people.
He reiterated that there were no Rohingya refugees on the island.More news: Detroit Lions valued at $1.7 billion, above only one other National Football League team
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According to an estimate, nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims are living in various parts of India.
Before the Rohingya crisis acquired global proportion, their population in Myanmar was estimated at around 10 lakh.
The BJP-led government's argument was in response to a petition filed by two Rohingya refugees challenging the Centre's decision to deport an estimated 40,000 people of the community living in India.
Modi's government has been criticised by activists for not speaking out against Myanmar's recent military offensive against Rohingya insurgents. The rest were dubbed as "illegal Bengalis" - immigrants from Bangladesh. The Centre said the Rohingya refugees were illegals and their continuous stay pose a grave security threat. "The government has given appropriate answer to the Supreme Court in this regard". This raises the concern of naturalisation of illegal migrants by fraudulent means. According to them, the terror outfits were making attempts to recruit young Rohingyas and train them in militancy. The Tibetan refugees were given the Registration Certificates and the Identity Certificates.
"Noting that "too many vulnerable people" had to flee for their lives, May said: "[Myanmar's de facto leader] Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese government need to make it very clear that the military action should stop". He had come to India via Bangladesh. But, the Bill has not yet been taken up for consideration.