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Saudi Arabia announces $15 million aid for persecuted Rohingya Muslims

Saudi Arabia announces $15 million aid for persecuted Rohingya Muslims

"Continuance of Rohingyas' illegal immigration into India and their continued stay, apart from being absolutely illegal, is found to be having serious national security ramifications and has serious security threats", Centre said in the affidavit. Speaking on the sidelines of an event here, Mr Singh said, "An affidavit has been filed. The matter is sub-judice and any policy decision will be taken only after the court's order".

The government said it had received intelligence that linked some Rohingya Muslims to Pakistan's ISI spy agency and the Islamic State extremist group, making them a "serious threat".

All forcibly displaced Rohingya must also be allowed to return to their homeland in Myanmar with complete safety, security and dignity, Hasina added. Since then, they have been shifted to a highly secure government home and talks are on for their deportation, official sources said.

The ministry also directed the state governments to set up a task force at district level to identify and deport "illegally-staying foreign nationals".

As Suu Kyi finally ended her silence on the exodus, New Delhi stated that global community, including United Nations' agencies, "needed to continue to engage constructively" with her government in Naypyidaw.

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Delhi is now trying to deport the Rohingya over alleged terror ties.

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, had also slammed the Indian government's stance, saying, "I deplore current measures in India to deport Rohingyas at a time of such violence against them in their country". "As far as the Rohingya issue is concerned, our government's position is very clear. We are also helping Bangladesh. we have sent food grains and other material as humanitarian aid". To address a de-escalation of the situation, what is required is the re-establishment of law and order, protection of civilians, a resolution of the refugee problem, and widespread access to humanitarian aid for the victims and full respect for human rights and worldwide humanitarian law.

The United Nations says there are 16,000 registered Rohingya in India, but many more are undocumented. The BJP leader termed as "appropriate" the government's position in the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has scheduled the next hearing in the matter for October 3.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv K. Chander, while delivering an interactive dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said, "We urge that the situation in the Rakhine state be handled with restraint, focussing on the welfare of the civilian population".

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