The Rohingya refugee crisis is about to get a lot worse
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 1 week ago
thinkprogress.org 1 week ago
Two worrying stories out of Asia on Friday morning point to things going from worst to awful for the Rohingya Muslim minority. First, India is in negotiations with Bangladesh to deport roughly 40,000 Rohingya over claims that the group is living in India “illegally,” an Indian government spokesman told Reuters. State governments were ordered to organize task forces to assist in their deportation, although the conversations between India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar are continuing. “More clarity will emerge at an appropriate time,” said Interior Ministry spokesman K.S. Dhatwalia. Reuters reports that only 14,000 Rohingya in India are registered with the U.N.’s ...