Return of 'displaced persons' can restore normalcy: Sushma in Dhaka

Return of 'displaced persons' can restore normalcy: Sushma in Dhaka

India is deeply concerned at the spate of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where normalcy will be restored only with the return of the “displaced people”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday, here amidst the raging Rohingya refugee crisis.

Nearly 6,00,000 Rohingya Muslims, who are a minority in Myanmar, have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in the Rakhine State, where the army has launched a crackdown against militants.

Myanmar doesn’t recognise Rohingya as an ethnic group and insists that they are Bangladeshi migrants living illegally in the country.

Bangladesh has sought India’s sustained pressure on Myanmar for its resolution.

“India is deeply concerned at the spate of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State,” Swaraj said after talks with the Bangladeshi side as part of the fourth Joint Consultative Commission.

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