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Mayawati wants Centre to take sympathetic view of Rohingyas

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

supremo has urged the Centre to adopt a humanitarian approach towards thousands of Rohingya families seeking asylum in

The government, she said, should also hold talks with governments of Myanmar and to resolve the problems of Rohingya Muslims.


In a statement issued today, said, "In the bordering state of Myanmar, owing to unrest, lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Bangladesh, and in some states of Since the approach of the is not clear, there is a situation of dilemma."

"The of must adopt a humane view as has been the tradition of The should also hold talks with governments of Myanmar and to resolve the problems of Rohingya Muslims, so that there exodus from their country is stopped," the former chief minister said.

Some 40,000 Rohingyas have settled in India, and 16,000 of them have received refugee documentation, the UN estimates.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had on September 5 said that Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and stood to be deported.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 13:57 IST
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