Rohingyas are not terrorists, nor a threat to India's security: Refugee

Rohingyas are not terrorists, nor a threat to India's security: Refugee

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 Centre said many Rohingya have "illegally" got voter identity cards and PAN cards, and some are "using the "hawala" route to raise money for illegal activities", Times of India reported.

"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". Myanmar national security adviser Thaung Tun told Reuters on Monday that Myanmar would ensure those who left their homes could return, but there was "a process we have to discuss".

Both Rohingya who have fled across the border into Bangladesh and those who stayed in Rakhine urgently need help, aid agencies say.

"China is willing to continue promoting peace talks in its own way, and hopes the worldwide community can play a constructive role to ease the situation and promote dialogue", he said.

The UN Human Rights Council's resolution to set up the fact-finding mission mandated Darusman's team to look into "alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces and abuses in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State". "They are illegal immigrants".

"We are explaining to the community members who approached the boats about the activities of the Red Cross", said Maria Cecilia Goin, a communications officer at the ICRC Yangon.

"They are just doing their own thing", said Gul Bahar, 50, gesturing to nearby soldiers underneath a plastic tarpaulin.

Eight people were detained, the government information office said in a release.

In her 30-minute speech Suu Kyi reached out to critics who have condemned her failure to speak up for the stateless Rohingya.

They are not part of the current exodus from Rakhine state, for which the Myanmar government is facing worldwide condemnation.

The Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily as new arrivals from Myanmar join more than 410,000 from the Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter.

Aid groups face different challenges on either side of the border: An influx of more than 420,000 refugees in less than a month in Bangladesh, and in Myanmar, government resistance and angry allegations from majority Buddhists that worldwide organizations are favoring the long-persecuted Rohingya minority.

Aid efforts are being stepped up, with a Boeing jumbo jet laden with 100 tonnes of supplies leaving Saudi Arabia for Bangladesh and the USA announcing another $32 million in assistance. But proof of military-led atrocities will likely be just as hard to obtain as proof of citizenship demanded from Rohingyas who choose to return.

A siege mentality has emerged in Myanmar with the United Nations, worldwide NGOs and foreign media the focus of anger for apparent bias.

The $32 million brings the total the US has given in humanitarian aid for Myanmar refugees and related issues this budget year to roughly $95 million.

Filed by India's Ministry of Home Affairs, the 15-page affidavit says it will place intelligence inputs in a sealed cover before the Supreme Court on 3 October to prove its claim on Rohingyas being a security threat.

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