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Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear plea filed by the two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has told the lawyers arguing for the petitioners that "the court will only go by law" and that the petitioners must now go through the affidavit filed by the government now. The court is yet to decide on whether it has jurisdiction over this particular situation.

Kuala Lumpur: As thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in their country, an global peoples tribunal on alleged atrocities and state crimes against the Rohingya, Kachins and other ethnic minority groups in Myanmar began its hearing from Monday in Malaysia.

India's home ministry estimates there are about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims are living now in India without necessary documents. On Tuesday, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi offered to take back those Rohingyas who wish to come home, but only after a thorough verification process. Do they look like they are capable of causing security threats to India when their worry is about the security of their families primarily?

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Rohingya refugees pose a "very serious and potential threat to national security" in India and the Supreme Court must not interfere with plans to deport them, the government in New Delhi told the judges on Monday.

Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi has shocked the worldwide community with her near-silence on the plight of the Rohingya and her failure to condemn the actions of the army, with whom she has a delicate power-sharing arrangement. However, the Narendra Modi-led government has argued that deportation of Rohingyas - a policy decision taken in the interests of citizens, can not be challenged under Article 32 by non-citizens. It sees the refugees as an additional burden on the resources of a country which already has a "surplus labour force".

He added that the fresh affidavit needs to "fine tune some details, add some more inputs apart from also suggesting some recourse for Rohingyas outside Indian territory".

The authorities must also address the grievances of the Rohingya, whose status has been left unresolved for far too long, he said.

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She said she was committed to the "rule of law" and wanted peace for everyone.

For Rohingya muslims fleeing to safety from the violence in Myanmar, torrential downpours are now adding to their plight.

The Rohingyas have been fleeing Myanmar for decades and the exodus has seen a marked increase over the past few months amid reports of mass killings of the ethnic minority by the Myanmar military despite appeals for calm and peace directed at Myanmar state counsellor and Nobel Peace laureate Aung Saan Suu Kyi by the worldwide community and rights activists. It has been declared a terrorist organisation in Myanmar.

The streams of Rohingya civilian have still been pouring into Bangladesh as the army and Buddhist mob carried out attacks on their homes and killing the Muslims.

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(CNN)The Rohingya Muslims, an ancient community in Myanmar and now the largest group of stateless people in the world, have been at risk for decades.

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