Rohingyas living in India have once again hit the headlines as Union Ministry of Home Affairs made an official statement following a tweet of Hardeep Puri, the Union Housing Minister, to clarify the stance of the Indian Government on the Rohingyas living in New Delhi. On 17 August 2022, Hardeep Puri tweeted that “India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge in the country” and that all Rohingya refugees in Delhi would be shifted to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) flats in Bakkarwala. Hours after this tweet, MHA promptly issued a statement under the head “Rohingya illegal migrants” clarifying the stance of the government by stating that it had “not given any direction to provide EWS flats to Rohingya illegal migrants at Bakkarwala in New Delhi.” After MHA’s statement, Puri took a u-turn and declared that the “correct position” of the Government on the Rohingyas has been stated in the press release of the MHA. (Read More)
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