United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over the issue of seven Rohingyas fleeing to India to take shelter in Myanmar’s security forces. Indian officials handed over the Rohingyas to Myanmar officials on Thursday. On Friday, the UNHCR said its concerns about the issue.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government, calling the Rohingya illegal immigrants, is calling them a threat to India’s security. Police has taken seven Rohingya prisoners to India on Thursday for the infiltration from India and took them to the border on Thursday, police said. Additional Director General of Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahant, said that these seven Rohingya will be handed over to Myanmar authorities on Thursday morning. It is a routine action – he also claims. On Friday, the United Nations Refugee Agency expressed concern over the safety and security of the Rohingya, saying they were not given the opportunity to assess the application of political asylum as well as their legal aid. The Rohingyas sent back to the Myanmar authorities fear that they might be tortured.
Myanmar strengthened pre-planned and structured violence against Rohingya after the attack on some security check posts of Rakhine on August 25, 2017.