Don’t think India will give relaxation to Rohingya Muslims

Don’t think India will give relaxation to Rohingya Muslims

NEW DELHI (INDIA): It would be difficult for the government of India to offer any relaxation to Rohingya Muslims, who have fled Myanmar, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today.nnThe matter is pending before the Supreme Court and the government is also looking into it, Naqvi said at the ‘Parliamentarian Conclave’ here.nn”But I do not think we will be able to give any relaxation to them (Rohingya Muslims) when their nation has refused to keep them,” he said.nnThe Supreme Court had on September 4 sought the view of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar. The matter has been posted for September 11.nnUnion minister Kiren Rijiju had on Tuesday said the Rohingya people are illegal immigrants and stand to be deported.nnViolent attacks allegedly by Myanmarese armymen have led to an exodus of Rohingya tribals from the western Rakhine state in that country to India and Bangladesh.nnMany of them, who had fled to India after a spate of violence earlier, have settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.nnOn the Uniform Civil Code, Naqvi said the government believes in moving ahead on the issue after evolving a consensus.nnThe Constitution has clearly stated that the State should evolve a consensus for the implementation of the UCC, he said, adding that the Law Commission had also sought the opinion of various stakeholders on the issue.nnThe minister said the appeasement policy had hijacked the empowerment of minorities in the last several decades and that the Centre had adopted the policy of “empowerment without appeasement”.nnThis has ensured socio-economic-educational empowerment of poor sections of minority communities in the last three years, Naqvi said.nnProviding basic amenities in minority concentrated areas has been the government’s priority in the last three years, he said.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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