The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed its deep concern at the Central Government’s instruction to the North-Eastern state governments to check the influx of people coming in from Myanmar.
Left party’s statement came after the Home Ministry in a letter has asked the states to identify “illegal migrants,” hold them and start deportation proceedings.
Last week, The Jammu and Kashmir administration had forcefully detained and shifted 168 Rohingyas to a sub-jail in Kathua district.
After refugees, including children and women, were picked up by police, the worst fear of being deported has created panic in the camp.
“This is an inhuman and anti-democratic stand towards people fleeing the violence perpetrated by the military rulers who have seized power ousting the elected government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi,” read the statement.
According to the CPIM, the Indians have great sympathy and support for the neighbouring people of Myanmar who are valiantly protesting against the military takeover.
It went on to say: “The Indian government should reflect this sympathy and not treat the people who have crossed over fearing for their lives as “illegal migrants.” They should be given refugee status and provided humanitarian assistance.”