19 September 2017

News Story: India says Rohingya refugees threat to national security

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- India on Monday termed Rohingya refugees from Myanmar as a "very serious and potential threat to national security" and indicated it could soon deport them from the country.

In a written submission to the country's Supreme Court, the Indian government claimed that the Rohingya Muslims, who fled violence in Myanmar and settled in India, are "indulging in anti-national activities and channelizing funds through havala (illegal) channels."

"There is a serious potential and possibility of eruption of violence by the radicalized Rohingyas against Buddhists in India," it told the court, which sought the response of the government in the wake of petition by two Rohingya Muslims challenging deportation by India.

Read the full story at Xinhua