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Rights activists stage protest near consulate in Kolkata

Rights activists staged a protest near the Myanmar Consulate in south Kolkata on Monday against the alleged killing of Rohingyas.

They raised slogans against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and burnt her effigy.

“The silence of Aung San Suu Kyi is condemnable and India’s plan to deport the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in the country is inhuman,” said Ranjit Sur, vice-president of the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights.

Arnab Saha, another activist, said: “Aung San Suu Kyi is tacitly supporting the perpetrators of the genocide of Rohingyas.”

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about 16,500 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are registered with it in India. A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court to stop their deportation.

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