JKNPP asks Rajnath to ensure deportation of Rohingyas from state

Myanmar's action amounts to ethnic killing: UN
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11 Sep 2017

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today asked Union home minister Rajnath Singh to pass an order for a time-bound deportation of illegally settled Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims from the Jammu region.
"Home minister should direct the state government to evict Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims, who have been living in various districts of Jammu province illegally, in a time- bound manner," chairman of JKNPP Harsh Dev Singh told newspersons. Singh led a group of party workers to Exhibition ground where they staged a demonstration in support of the demand for immediate deportation of the illegally settled Muslim immigrants and also set ablaze an effigy of the BJP. The protesters were carrying placards and raised slogans to press for early deportation of Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims.

It may be added here that the United Nations has today said that the situation in Myanmar is a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations said today, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh topped 300,000. Today the UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accused Myanmar of waging a "systematic attack" on the Rohingya and warned that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be under way. "Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation cannot yet be fully assessed, but the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing," he told the UN Human Rights Council.

Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate, has come in for strong international criticism over the military crackdown on the Rohingya, which began when militants ambushed security forces on August 25. The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has said the latest violence may have left more than 1,000 dead, most of them Rohingya.