The Rohingya, who are denied citizenship by Myanmar, are considered some of the most persecuted people in the world. The predominantly Buddhist country says they are Bangladeshi and Bangladesh says they’re Burmese.
The Rohingya Muslims fled to India after violence in the western Rakhine state of Myanmar.
Rohingya Muslims are illegal immigrants and stand to be deported, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said, asserting that nobody should preach India on the issue as the country has absorbed the maximum number of refugees in the world.
“I want to tell the international organisations whether the Rohingya are registered under the United Nations Human Rights Commission or not. They are illegal immigrants in India,” Rijiju told reporters here.
The minister of state for home said that since they are not legal immigrants, “they stand to be deported”.
“As per law, they stand to be deported because they are illegal immigrants. We are a nation with great democratic tradition
He said that the Centre has instructed all state governments to start the process of their deportation.
Meanwhile, two Rohingya immigrants have approached the Supreme Court urging it to direct the central government to not deport them to Myanmar.