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  Indian authorities have deported a family of five Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar ,to become the second group to deport in four months in their campaign  on facing the  illegal immigrants.

The Government of India considers the Rohingyas as illegal immigrants and they threaten the  national security, and has ordered the monitoring and deportation of tens of thousands of people living in small communities and informal neighborhoods.

"Authorities arrested the family, consisting of a husband, wife and three children, and imprisoned them in the northeastern state of Assam in 2014, to enter India without proper documentation," police said.

State police official Haskar Gyoti said the family had been handed over to officials from Myanmar and that they had crossed the border.

Members of the family appeared in a Reuters photograph at the border between India and Myanmar, sitting in front of security officials from both countries.


"There are 20 other Myanmar nationals in the Assam state jails, all of whom have been arrested to enter the country illegally," said the head of the family, Mahantha, but it is not clear whether they were all from the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

India's deportation of the first group of 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar in October raised fears of further deportations among residents of their refugee camps and the fear of their harsh treatment by the authorities in Myanmar.

Source: Reuters

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Another movement in the Rohingya crisis seems to open up in the next few weeks...the Rohingyas are pushing to go out of Bangaladesh to go back their country under the same critical circumstances they lived in before and stressed them to leave before. 

According to The Guardian reported on Wednesday that Bangladeshi plan to evacuate the Rohingyas from their lands and so the paramilitary troops, police, and army have been deployed in southeast Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, where the Rohingya are staying in the refugee camps, to make final preparations to start sending back the first group of the minority Muslim refugees to Myanmar on Thursday.Though all the warnings from the United Nations with the difficulties of the situation!

The Guardian said it had seen and could verify a video in which a Rohingya leader in Chakmarkul Camp is seen beaten.Adding that the leader was beaten in the office of Bangladeshi camp officials, known as CICs, “with a large stick” when he refused to provide them with a list of Rohingya in his camp on Monday.

“They stepped on my neck, I could not stand it,” Ullah said in the footage. “You can see from my face how I was beaten.”

It also quoted other refugees as saying they were reluctant to go back and afraid of the military presence.

“The army is in every corner of the Jamtoli and Hakimpara camps, checking people and do not allow them to move between camps,” one Rohingya refugee in the Jamtoli camp said.

“People are too afraid to leave their houses or eat. Some left our block at midnight using secret paths for other camps, especially Kutupalong, where there is not so much fear about departure ,” the refugee added.

Myanmar and Bangladesh announced earlier this month that they were going to start implementing a previous repatriation  agreement in mid-November.

both countries are refusing the Rohingyas so there's a clear warning for another crisis if Bangs insists to dismiss the Muslim Rohingyas from their refugees camps.

The announcement prompted human rights groups, aid agencies, and many governments to raise concern about safety issues for Rohingya back in Myanmar.

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since last year, when Myanmar’s armed forces, backed by Buddhist extremist mobs, intensified a crackdown that had already been underway against the Muslim community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims were killed, and others only survived by fleeing to Bangladesh, where they now face potential violence as well.

This is while Bangladesh’s foreign secretary and refugee commissioner have several times offered assurances that they would not send the Rohingya back against their will.

Dozens of Rohingya families, who were placed on a list of 2,200 refugees “approved” for return by Myanmar, told The Guardian that they did not want to return under the current conditions.

source/ the Guardian 

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By|Mohammed Mukhtar

    A delegation of the Al-Azhar Charitable Society in Bangladesh on Thursday continued to distribute aid to the Rohingya Muslims in Cox-Bazar, near the border with Burma.

The delegation divided into three teams, each with a view to reaching the largest number of refugees, in coordination with the Bangladeshi authorities, which distribute food aid according to the rationing system, to ensure fair and sustainable support for most refugees.

The Grand Mufti of the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, gave instructions to the members of the delegation to distribute the aid themselves to the refugees and to stay in the camps. He stressed that psychological support, humanitarian communication and humanitarian brotherhood are equally important. In kind.

 The greatness of Imam Al-Akbar also ensured the participation of Al-Azhar girls within the delegation to emphasize the integration of the humanitarian message of the sons of the largest Islamic institution in the world to their brothers from the Rohingyas.

 The distribution of aid continues for five days, followed by the distribution of humanitarian and medical aid provided by the Council of Muslim Elders under the guidance of the Grand Imam of the Council.

 

 

 

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    The hate speech is widespread in the country, especially against the Rohingyas, said Yangui Lee, the UN's human rights commissioner in Myanmar.

After presenting her report to the General Assembly, Lee told a news conference in New York that the hate speech amounted to  incitement attacks and violence .

"For decades it has been implanted in the minds of people in Myanmar that the Rohingyas are not indigenous to the country and therefore have absolutely no rights to claim." The crisis in Rakhine State is not only for decades but has long been extended beyond Myanmar's borders. I call on the international community to keep under consideration the human rights situation in Myanmar, not only in Rakhine State, given the challenges that exist throughout the country, and recommend that the UN Security Council adopt a strong resolution and include Myanmar on its agenda. "

With regard to the role played by State president Aung San Suu Kyi, the Special Rapporteur said that her position, or rather not to take any position on this situation, had surprised everyone.

"Aung San Suu Kyi is loved by the people, if she talked and said that this situation is inhumane and must stop, I think that would have changed the people's reaction, there is a big hatred and hostility towards the Rohingya."

Lee stressed the importance of persuading China to use its influence in Myanmar.

Special rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Human Rights Council in Geneva, an intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.

The rapporteurs and experts are mandated to examine the situation of human rights and report thereon to the Human Rights Council. It should be noted that this post is an honorary one; these experts are not staff members of the United Nations and are not paid for their work.

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