Govt should take all parties on board to formulate policy on Rohingyas: Congress

Congress's senior spokesperson Ajay Maken said the issue has "far-reaching consequences" and the government should invite all parties to formulate a policy on it.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Rohingya muslims, Congress, Congress on Rohingya muslims, Ajay Maken, all party meet on Rohingya community, indian express news Congress’s senior spokesperson Ajay Maken said the issue has “far-reaching consequences” and the government should invite all parties to formulate a policy on it. (File)

The Congress on Friday said the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees was a “serious” issue and demanded that the government formulate a policy on it, keeping national interest in mind and taking all political parties on board. Congress’s senior spokesperson Ajay Maken said the issue has “far-reaching consequences” and the government should invite all parties to formulate a policy on it. “We consider it a very serious issue and all parties should take a decision in national interest. The government should invite representatives of all parties,” he told reporters.

Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Centre will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Monday on its plans to deport Rohingya Muslims.

The Supreme Court had asked the government to file the affidavit on a plea against the deportation of illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar. The Home Ministry had in July said illegal immigrants such as the Rohingya posed grave security challenges as they might be recruited by terror groups, and had asked state governments to identify and deport them.

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    a ramu
    Sep 18, 2017 at 4:20 am
    The ideal solution is in the hands of all the Muslim countries to facilitate all necessary assistance to settle the Rohingya Muslims in their own countries as prescribed/demanded by the Quran. This issue is serious threat India and other non-Muslim countries in the region. The reality is ultra conservatives of the OIC is at war with the non Islamic world as the Quran preaches terror to conquer the lands and women of non believers and this happened in the era of Ottoman empire in the Balkan. The entire Europe very soon is going to face destructive turmoil unleashed by the terror of Islam.
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      Lovely
      Sep 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm
      Burma is not India, they have their own rules.
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      1. Bhadrapati Devi
        Sep 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm
        It is right to have united mandate of deporting Rohingyas Muslim to Bangladesh because the original breeding ground of population bomb s is Bangladesh. India and Myanmar are the victim of excess population bomb of Bangladesh.
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          NS
          Sep 16, 2017 at 12:58 am
          A very serious issue involving economy and security of the country. As we hear that Rohingiya Muslims are recruited y LT like terrorist groups to create jehadhi.But on seeing their photographs the look to be too poor. Since it is security issue to us there should not be a second opinion other than deportation.To maintain cordial relation with Myanmar we can extend financial assistance and help creating an exclusive township in Myanmar.This may solve the exodus return too their homes at the same time neighbour rela ionship also maintained.It is better to to have an all party consensus to operate the deportation smoothly.
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          1. Rohit Chandavarker
            Sep 16, 2017 at 12:30 am
            The Rohingya problem has many dimensions and has bearing on India's geo-political geo-strategic calculus, but more importantly, on our national interest. It would require deft handling tight rope walking. The recent narrow minded religious slant is best left ignored. India's relations with Myanmar Bangladesh hinge on our approach execution of a well crafted plan. The ideal solution would be to impress upon Myanmar the need to accommodate Rohingyas bestow certain basic rights autonomy. This is easier said than done but Myanmar will have to be persuaded to accept the Rohingyas as Myanmarese citizens. India could extend moral, financial economic support to the Rakhine province for the general upliftment of impoverished Rohingyas. Once optimum conditions are created in Rakhine, the migrated Rohingyas from Bangladesh would return hopefully peace will prevail.
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            1. Bhadrapati Devi
              Sep 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm
              Myanmar doesn't recognize Rohingyas as their citizens. It is better to push them back to Bangladesh which is the breeding ground of such population bomb shell. In India also, Bangladesh origin Muslim is creating demographic imbalance to the host state. Even West Benglai Hindu are systematically cleansed from Muslim illegal migrant population under the presiding officer ship of Mamata Banu. I think organization of Islamic countries and Saudi Arabia are held responsible for production of excess population bomb shell.
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