'Dhaka, Delhi agree to expedite Rohingya repatriation'

Published : 12:35, Feb 12, 2020 | Updated : 13:50, Feb 12, 2020

People stand on a pathway after a storm at the Chakmarkul Rohingya refugee camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Picture taken June 10, 2018. REUTERSIndia and Bangladesh have agreed on the need to expedite the “safe” return of Rohingya migrants to their homes in Myanmar, reports the New Indian Express.

In a written reply to the Indian Parliament, Minister of State for Home Affairs in the BJP government Nityanand Rai said, “The issue of repatriation of the Rohingyas has been discussed with Bangladesh authorities at the highest level wherein both the countries have agreed on the need to expedite their safe, speedy and sustainable repatriation to their homes in Myanmar.”

The BJP minister was responding to questions by Shiv Sena’s Rahul Ramesh Shewale, who also asked if the government has found Rohingyas’ link with any Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

To this, the Indian minister spoke about reports of some Rohingya migrants indulging in illegal activities. Rai also said there were no directives from the SC to make a policy for resolving the issue of deportation of illegal Rohingya migrants.