India-Bangladesh agree on need for expedited return of Rohingyas

India and Bangladesh have agreed on the need to expedite the safe return of Rohingya migrants to their homes in Myanmar, the Centre told Parliament. 

Published: 12th February 2020 10:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2020 10:39 AM   |  A+A-


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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh have agreed on the need to expedite the “safe” return of Rohingya migrants to their homes in Myanmar, the Centre told Parliament. In a written reply, MoS Home 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 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 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.

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