Rohingya rejects Myanmar’s repartition claim
ANI | Updated: Apr 16, 2018 03:26 IST
Naypyidaw [Myanmar], April 16 (ANI): The Rohingyas have rejected the claim made by the Myanmar government regarding the repartition of the first batch of the Rohingya community residing in the country.
Further, the Myanmar government referred to the expatriated family as Muslim and refused to consider them as an ethnic group. No information was given regarding the number of Rohingya families to be expatriated.
As reported by the Guardian, Myanmar government stated that immigration authorities provided the expatriated family with national verification cards, a form of ID that falls short of citizenship and has been rejected by Rohingya leaders who want full rights.
Further, the family was also provided with dry food, utensils, blankets and mosquito nets. The move comes despite warnings from the United Nations and other rights groups that a mass repatriation of Rohingya would be premature. A UN official had also said that the conditions in Myanmar are not conducive to the return of Rohingya refugees. (ANI)