The BSF is now extending its local source base and working with different agencies, including customs, to identify and track Rohingyas.
“Though Omar is a member of a major political party of the state and is a former chief minister, he matches the separatists in his statements and gives the impression of being fundamentalist and communal in his approach,” said BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta.
In her Tuesday’s address, Suu Kyi condemned human rights abuses, but did not blame the army or address allegations of ethnic cleansing.
The U.N. rights agency said it was “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Myanmar rejects the charge, saying its forces are tackling insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army who it has accused of setting the fires and attacking civilians.
India took a strong position in favour of non-refoulement as recently as July this year, at an international meet in Geneva convened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Suu Kyi’s first address to the nation since the violence erupted came days after she cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly, a decision widely seen as a response to international criticism.
After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation.
“The refugees are entitled to the protection of fundamental rights of Article 12 and 14. That is why I say it has no legal leg to stand. It’s an old propaganda of this government,” he told reporters in Hyderabad.
“Benazir Arfan has been expelled after she failed to give any satisfactory reply to the show cause notice she was served last Thursday on why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for organizing a rally over the Rohingya Muslim issue in Guwahati without bringing the matter to the party forum,” said Dilip Saikia.
Rohingyas have been fleeing in heavy numbers from their native Rakhine state in Burma and during the course of the last five years grown huge in number. However, the government of India is not in the favour of granting them refuge. In fact, the community is recognised as illegal immigrants in India.
The Centre on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on the issue of deportation of Rohingya Muslims from India and told the apex court that the decision whether or not to allow refugees to settle in the country was best left to the Executive.
The Human Rights Watch group said Myanmar security forces were disregarding condemnation by world leaders over the violence and the exodus of refugees, and the time had come to impose tougher measures that Myanmar’s generals could not ignore.
The military says its “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine state are aimed at flushing out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.
Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju had said the Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and stand to be deported. On Monday, the SC will hear a plea challenging government’s decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar.
Myanmar’s presidential spokesman on Saturday said there’s no evidence of any trespassing and that Dhaka should have reached out to discuss its concerns instead of issuing public statements.