India firm on deporting Rohingya

Published - September 05, 2017 04:04 pm IST

A day after the Centre on Monday refused to give 40,000 Rohingya Muslim immigrants an assurance that it will not move for their deportation back to Myanmar, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said State governments have been asked to make a task force to identify them.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a North East Democratic Alliance meet in NEw Delhi on Tuesday.

Responding to criticim made by human rights activists on government's proposed deportation plans, Mr. Rijiju said India has absorbed the maximum number of refugees and "nobody should tell us how to deal with refugees.


During the monsoon session of Parliament, the government said it had directed State authorities to identify and deport illegal immigrants, including Rohingya, who face persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

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