The military coup in Myanmar has come at a time when Bangladesh was campaigning for the safe return of 11 lakh Rohingyas. India stressed the need for an early resolution of this issue.
India Says Rohingya Should Return From Bangladesh to Myanmar: India has expressed concern about the Rohingya issue being displaced from Myanmar. India insisted on the Rohingya’s return from Bangladesh to Myanmar soon and said that it has the greatest interest in resolving the issue as it is the only country which has a long border with both countries. India’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations T.S., at an informal meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday on the situation in Myanmar. Tirumurti said that it should be ensured that recent developments in the country have not hindered the progress made so far.
He said that the international community should encourage and support positive steps. There are more than 11 lakh Rohingya living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Rohingya Bangladesh), who fled from Myanmar after the army action. Many rights groups term the army’s action as ‘ethnic cleansing’ (Rohingya Genocide In Myanmar). Myanmar does not consider the Rohingya as ethnic groups and believes that they are Bangladeshi expatriates living in the country illegally. Myanmar’s army overthrew the country on February 1 and took its leader Aung San Suu Kyi into custody.
Coup between return campaign
The military coup took place at a time when Bangladesh was campaigning for the safe return of 11 lakh Rohingya.
On the issue of displaced people from Rakhine province of Myanmar, Tirumurthy said that India has the greatest interest in resolving the issue of the return of displaced people as it is the only country which has a long border with Bangladesh and Myanmar (Rohingya Crisis Explained). He said, ‘We are constantly counseling our colleagues to take a balanced and positive attitude on this issue. India is constantly encouraging the concerned parties to find practical solutions.
Emphasis on early resolution
He stressed the need for an early resolution of the Rohingya issue. “We will continue to work with the governments of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar for the safe, early return of displaced people to their homes in Rohingya Belong To Which Part of Myanmar,” he said. Praising Bangladesh for providing shelter to more than one million displaced people on its own land, India said that it is necessary for the international community to understand the human burden that Bangladesh has to face. Tirumurthy said, “The international community should support the government of Bangladesh financially and in other ways, also help in quick resolution of issues related to fundamentalism and other security challenges in the camps”.
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