France calls for United Nations action on Rohingya 'genocide'

France calls for United Nations action on Rohingya 'genocide'

France calls for United Nations action on Rohingya 'genocide'

The Home Ministry on Monday submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court on the deportation of Rohingyas to Myanmar, calling them a "security threat to India".

"The best way to minimize this risk is to have a functioning camp management system in the locations where they are settled", he said, adding, "We, the humanitarian agencies on the ground, are now a long way from being able to provide this, given the numbers and the speed at which people have arrived and continue to arrive".

The U.S. has given almost $100 million in humanitarian aid to assist Myanmar's displaced population over the past year, according to State Department officials. Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, representing the Rohingya, said the Indian constitution "provides equal rights and liberty to every person", including non-citizens.

Rohingya refugees are fleeing from violence-hit state of Rakhine in Myanmar to India and Bangladesh.

Addressing the National Seminar on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights in New Delhi, Rajnath Singh said, "We need to understand the reality that Rohingyas from Myanmar who have entered India are not refugees".

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But the US should render aid to Rohingya refugees in their hour of need.

Myanmar's current Constitution was enacted while the military ruled that nation.

Troops would be deployed immediately in Cox's Bazar near the border where more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived since August 25, said Obaidul Quader, a senior minister and deputy head of the ruling Awami League party.

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday (Sep 21) killing at least nine people, police said.

As the Myanmar government continues its campaign against Rohingya, forcing thousands to flee the country, Facebook has reportedly banned posts of one of the minority's groups, labeling it a "dangerous organization".

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The U.S. aid package - the first major response from the Trump administration to the situation - will include food, medical supplies, water and emergency shelter, along with other support.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's military deserve prosecution at the International Criminal Court for the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine.

The crisis has drawn global condemnation and calls from the United Nations and US President Donald Trump for the military to stop the violence and support diplomatic efforts for a long-term solution for the Rohingya.

The Rohingya are considered illegal immigrants in Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship.

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