India looking to expel Rohingya refugees

April 6, 2017

 jammu

The Indian government is considering ways to deport tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims currently living in Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports in the Indian media.

Most of the Rohingyas reside in Jammu and Samba districts, might number to around 10,000.

Altogether it is estimated around 40,000 Rohingyas reside in India.

Some of the Rohingyas are registered with the UNHCR but India does not recognise them as refugees.

An anti Rohingya campaign led by Hindu nationalists has gained steam especially in Jammu, leading to frequent attacks against the refugees.

The BJP led government is also known for its anti Muslim stance.