RSS chief on Rohingya: Why have they come here? Why can't they live there?

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Sep 30, 2017, 06:13 AM(IST)

'Only when the constitutional amendments are done, the residents of Jammu and Kashmir can be completely assimilated with the rest of India,' Bhagwat said. Photograph:( ANI )

"Why have they come here? Why can't they stay there," RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Saturday. 

 "We had not even completely solved problem of Bangladeshi intrusion when problem of Myanmar has been heaped on us," he added. 

Bhagwat was speaking in Nagpur on Dussehra.

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He added that "if we let the Rohingya stay here, they will not only be a burden on employment but also pose threat to our national security." 

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Over 500,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in recent weeks. 

The exodus began on August 25 after a Rohingya insurgent group attacked army and police posts in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. 

The Myanmarese Army responded with what the UN has since called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". 

There are at the moment some 40,000 Rohingya registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as living in India. 

 

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