Delhi, Oct 7 : Fearing deaths at the hands of Myanmar Army, Rohingya refugees staying in India have refused to return to Myanmar, saying they will not rehabilitate until peace is restored in Myanmar.
About 235 Rohingya refugees staying in South Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj have expressed fear that if they returned to Myanmar ,they will be murdered by security forces.
India recently deported seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings by the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and rights group Amnesty International that the deported men could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of genocide against the Muslim minority.
Rohingya refugees staying at Kalindi Kunj camp don’t want to return to Myanmar fearing for their lives.
Speaking to ANI , a Rohingya refugee, Mohammad Farooq said, “I have been living here since 2012. I only request the government to let us live here. We have faced a lot of hardships in our country. We did not leave our country out of greed, no one really wants to leave their own nation.”
Mohammad, further stated that the Rohingya refugees who have recently been deported will be soon killed.
The UNHCR said there are 18,000 Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers registered with the agency in India.The United Nations has said that nearly 65,000 Rohingya Muslims had to flee from Rakhine in August 2017 after a massive crackdown by Myanmar’s army against Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army .