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India's expulsion of Rohingya shows disdain for international laws: Amnesty India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Monday said that the Indian government's expulsion of Rohingya asylum-seekers to shows a disdain for international laws.

On January 4, the (UNHCR) said a family of Rohingya asylum-seekers from Rakhine state, registered with the UNHCR in India, was sent back to after being detained in Assam, where they had been serving a prison term since 2013 for illegal entry into

issued a statement saying it regretted India's decision to repatriate the asylum-seekers to Myanmar, where conditions are not conducive for their return.

"The fact that the government ignored the UNHCR's requests for access to the family, who were registered as asylum-seekers, is deeply concerning. The government's actions indicate a blatant disregard for the international refugee protection mechanism and the mandate of the UN Refugee Agency," Abhirr V P, senior campaigner, India, said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 00:05 IST
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