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Bhopal: Muslims submit memorandum for Rohingiyas’ safety


Bhopal: Expressing concern that Prime Minister Narendra Modi never talked to his counterpart in Myanmar for peace, Muslims on Tuesday submitted a memorandum in which they said that central government should withdraw affidavit from Supreme Court regarding Rohingiya Muslims.

They submitted the memorandum to SDM at Budhwara area where they had staged a sit-in. The memorandum was addressed to President Ram Kovind. The members of Muslim community criticised Prime Minister for not taking initiatives to hold talks with Myanmar counterpart to ensure normalcy for Rohingiyas.

On Friday, central government had filed affidavit in Supreme Court stating that Rohingiya Muslims have links with terror outfits and therefore they pose a security threat to India. Congress leader Arif Masood said, “India permitted 1 lakh Tibetans in country. It permitted refugees from Chakma (Bangladesh). Tamil refugees of Sri Lanka were permitted. Even after assassination of ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi, India never sent Tamil refugees back to Sri Lanka. On August 27- 28, 865 Hindus were killed with Muslims. 500 Hindus went to Bangladesh for shelter. So our demand is that PM Modi should have talks with Burma counterpart for safety of Rohingiya Muslims.”

CPM leader Shailendra Shaily said, “Rohingiya Muslims are in trouble, so we should help them. India should shelter them till situation becomes normal in Burma.” Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee president Gyani Dilip Singh said, “Treatment of Rohingiya Muslims in Burma is violation of international human rights. Sikhs are doing their best to help Rohingiyas.”