The UN and other groups accuse the military of widespread atrocities against Rohingya, including killings, rapes and the burning of homes.
The Home Minister will chair a meeting of chief ministers of states bordering Bangladesh in Kolkata on Thursday
Pope Francis did not use the word Rohingya in public while on the first leg of the trip in Myanmar.
Over 6,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from predominantly Buddhist Myanmar’s Rakhine state since late August after large-scale violence
Filippo Grandi, who became the UN high commissioner for refugees last year, listed worsening crises in Libya, Mali, Ukraine, Yemen and Africa’s Lake Chad Basin.
The Foreign Secretary was responding to a question on the crisis at an event organised by Carnegie India.
Bhaiyyaji Joshi backed the Central government’s stand on the Rohingya issue saying Myanmar expelled them because they were creating problems.
At one stage, the CJI even suggested ordering the Centre not to deport the refugees till the next date of hearing, but stopped short following objection from Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who said it will have international ramifications.
Eight bodies were found on the banks of the Naf river, which separates Bangladesh from Myanmar, and another was found miles away on the island of St Martin.
Bangladesh and humanitarian organisations are struggling to help the 509,000 Rohingya who have arrived since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar military offensive that the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.
The CJI advised the parties concerned to advance “points of law” and desist from “emotional arguments” while dealing with “humanitarian” matters.
The small island in the estuary of the Meghna river is a one-hour boat ride from Sandwip, the nearest inhabited island, and two hours from Hatiya, one of Bangladesh’s largest islands
“Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State,” a statement posted on the army chief’s website said
Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who has sought to intervene in the case “on behalf of three lawyers” told The Indian Express: “India is in breach of all its international obligations when it says it will not accept the refugees.”
“If there are any terrorists, the government will take action against them. But the commoner must not suffer. If the commoner suffers, then humanity suffers,” Mamata said