Police stop JNU students from entering Burmese camp

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Saturday claimed that they were stopped by police from extending help to the Burmese refugees who are currently camping near Sultan Ghari mosque in South Delhi.

Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published:May 14, 2012 2:08 am

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Saturday claimed that they were stopped by police from extending help to the Burmese refugees who are currently camping near Sultan Ghari mosque in South Delhi.

JNU Students’ Union President Sucheta De said,“We had collected money from the campus and wanted to distribute some goods we had bought with it.”

A member of the JNUSU said they had collected collected Rs 30,000 to help the refugees and also set up a medical camp. “They are living under sheets stretched out in these thickets,” he said.

DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma said,“We are not letting the students enter the refugee camp due to security reasons.”

Meanwhile,Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra demanded “expulsion of Bangladeshi citizens expelled by the Myanmar Army,and who had come here illegally”.

“The government should take action. Otherwise,the city will see another influx of Bangladeshi migrants,” he said.

Members of the Vasant Vihar Welfare Association have also been protesting against the alleged inaction of United Nations High Commission for Refugees in shifting the Burmese refugees from South Delhi.

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