Bangladesh is hosting more than 1 million Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar over decades, including some 740,000 who crossed the border in August 2017.
After Union minister Hardeep Puri declared that Rohingya refugees will be relocated at Bakkarwala, the 240 flats built for the economically weaker section gained attention.
The June 2021 letter was followed by at least two more meetings between the MHA, Delhi government officials and senior police officers in January and July 2022.
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Bharadwaj condemned Puri’s statement and said the rapid penetration of Rohingyas will jeopardize national security.
Most fled their homes after a 2017 Myanmar army offensive that is now subject to a landmark genocide case at the UN's top court.
EWS flats have been constructed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and are located in the Bakkarwala area near the Tikri border.
In December the United States imposed sanctions on a notorious elite police unit and seven top security officers, including the national police chief, over gross human rights violations.
Analyst Munshi Faiz Ahmad, who served as Bangladeshi ambassador in Beijing, said that Yi's visit was very significant for both countries.
The Thai navy said the 59 Rohingya left an island in the Andaman Sea had travelled from Bangladesh on large fishing boats.
More than 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State since August 25 last year.
Some 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled Myanmar since August to escape a bloody military crackdown.
Bangladesh will begin relocating around 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a desolate island off its southern coast despite warnings the site is prone to violent weather.
Canada announced targeted sanctions in February against a Myanmar general who led the army crackdown.
Police in Bangladesh's southeast said they were investigating after a boat moored at a Thai island with dozens of Rohingya aboard.
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in southern Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents in August that the US and UN have called ethnic cleansing.
Myanmar has been trumpeting its readiness to take back refugees, who are massed across the border in Bangladesh, and built reception centres and transit camps for returnees.
Local border guard commander S.M. Ariful Islam told AFP the 52 refugees tied plastic jerrycans together to float across the Naf River separating the two countries.
Some 90 Rohingyas huddle in one two-storeyed building in Keelambakkam in Chennai, living the life of stateless people.
The home minister said that India would not violate any international law by deporting Rohingyas as it was not a signatory to the UN Refugees Convention 1951.