While exclusively speaking to NewsX, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the current government regime and its dealing of Rohingya issue. Owaisi vaguely accused the Narendra Modi-led government of sidelining Rohingyas because of their religion.
Recalling the previous actions on refugees that the subcontinent executed, Owaisi said, “India took Chakma refugees in huge numbers and accomodated them within the country. It should be noted that Chakma refugees were against the creation of Bangladesh.”
“India rightfully took more than 100,000 Tibetan refugees and it was indeed a good decision,” he added.
AIMIM supremo went on to say, “Despite Prabhakaran’s involvement in the assasination of India’s Prime Minister, around 60,000 Sri Lankan refugees were inducted within our borders who live a prosperous life in Tamil Nadu now.”
Addressing the Rohingya issue, he said that he hope government will take a similar stand on the under-crisis refugees. He appealed the government to not to look at them as just Rohingya Muslims because there are many Rohingya Hindus among them as well, who have been persecuted and killed in huge numbers.
“The courts have categorically said that whether they are aliens or refugees, they are entitled to Article 14 & 21, which guarantees right to life and right to equality,” Owaisi said.
“While basing on this, it is the duty of the government that they should not send back these Rohingya refugees,” he added.
Earlier on Thursday, United Nations criticised India’s decision to deport Rohingya refugees who are being hit with unprecedented violence. As many as 380,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh since August 25 to escape the ongoing violence against them in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.