Asaduddin Owaisi asks Narendra Modi not to view Rohingyas as Muslims

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Rijiju had earlier said that the government will follow due process of law before illegal Rohingya Muslims are deported and no one should attempt to "demonize" India for adhering to its laws. "The counter-attacks of Myanmar security forces against extremist terrorists and the government's undertakings to provide assistance to the people are strongly welcomed", he said.

Addressing the rally in front of Baitul Mukarram, leaders of these groups urged Bangladesh Army to make their position over the issue of Rohingya crisis clear. He also said that they (Rohingyas) might have some links with terror groups. Almost 15,000 have received refugee documentation, according to the United Nations, but India wants to deport them all.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition filed by two immigrants, who have challenged the government's decision to deport Rohingyas.

The government of India's anti-refuge stand on the Rohingya crisis is not new.

"When Tasleema Nasreen can be the Prime Minister's sister, why cannot a Rohingya refugee be his brother?" "Why the BJP government want to send them back".

In the draft affidavit, the central government said: "There are contemporaneous inputs received by the central government, indicating linkages of some of the unauthorised Rohingya immigrants with Pakistan/ Bangladesh based terror organisations and it is found that there are organised network of agents and touts facilitating illegal migration of Rohingyas in India".

The statement of Russian Foreign Ministry came amid a global outcry against the latest atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslim minorities in Myanmar's Rakhine State.On September 13, the UN Security Council members, including Russia, expressed serious concern over the situation in the region.

The Centre has to file an affidavit in response to a plea filed by two Rohingya immigrants, who claim that they faced persecution in Myanmar, and said the Centre's plan to deport them was in violation of global convention. According to unofficial estimates, there are almost 40,000 Rohingyas in India, largely located in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

In Yangon, presidential spokesman Zaw Htay said that while Myanmar's military denied crossing into Bangladesh's airspace, the matter was being investigated. The Supreme Court has fixed 18 Sep as the date for the hearing of the plea and the Home Minister said it will file the affidavit on 18 Sep.

The decision to deport Rohingyas comes as Myanmar's military crackdown in Rakhine has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek shelter in Bangladesh, in a process the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing.