Indian govt says it’s not party to Rohingya movement

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Dhaka, Jan 22: The Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said their government is not a party to movements of Rohingyas mentioning that it is aware of media reports of alleged movement into Bangladesh by some such persons.“Government (India) is not a party to such movements,” said the MEA Spokesperson in response to a question about the presence of “Rohingya” refugees stranded on the India-Bangladesh boundary in Tripura.

The spokesperson said they will work with their neighbours to handle such matters through mutual consultation.

“Government is aware of the presence of 31 persons originally from Rakhine State in Myanmar, currently at the Zero Line on the India-Bangladesh border,” said the MEA spokesperson.

While their documentation and claims are being examined, necessary shelter, food and material are being provided to them by forces guarding the Indian border, the spokesperson mentioned.