The Indian Express visited four settlements, including these two in Delhi, Mewat and Faridabad and what came to light were tales of women being denied reproductive rights and children suffering from malnutrition and diarrhoea.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) assistant Sub Inspector Laxman Debbarma said the Rohingya migrants were detained after security personnel found them behaving in a suspicious manner in the station premises.
The process will begin by the deportation of seven migrants who were arrested in 2012 for entering India illegally and have been held in an Assam state prison. Police said the seven are likely to be handed over to Myanmar border guards on Thursday.
Appearing for the applicants, two Rohingya refugees who are in camps in India, advocate Prashant Bhushan said the BSF had adopted a policy called “non-engagement” to prevent the influx of more refugees from Myanmar.
There are 16,500 Rohingya spread across several cities in India. Rohingya are all Muslims, and their presence has started melding into the country’s communal fault-line. Unsurprisingly, the BJP in Jammu was the first to raise demands that they be sent back.