Status of Rohingya Refugees in India: A Critical Analysis

  • Ramsha Zaidi and Mohd Uvais
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  • Ramsha Zaidi

    Student at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

  • Mohd Uvais

    Student at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Abstract

India continues in receiving refugees notwithstanding its overpopulation where millions of people are below poverty line and are debarred from basic amenities. In absence of uniform refugee laws in India and taking consideration of the political tactics, there's always a scope of discrimination. India’s kindness for some refugee communities and ignorant behaviour for Muslim refugees specifically Rohingya Refugees has raised a doubt on its way of refugee dealings, and has posed question on the very secular face of the Indian state. The enactment of the CAA and NRC additionally raises a question whether the Indian government is partial towards one particular refugee group. Although, the government calls Rohingya refugees as ‘illegal immigrants’ and a threat to national security but there’s still no proof of it. The people without any roof over their heads along with no source of income can not certainly be a threat to India's national security. Moreover, protecting and providing shelter to every persecuted minorities who is Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Parsi or Christian from certain states leaving Muslims is itself appears discriminatory and violates the basic structure of the Indian Constitution. The research paper is dealt under different segments with the introduction to India’s refugee policy in the beginning, moving forward with who the Rohingya refugees are and their cause of migration to India, and how they’re struggling for life and liberty and what’s India's stand to it to give better understanding of the topic. The researcher further outlines the need for uniform Refugee laws in India in order to prevent discrimination and the secular nature of the Constitution, and few solutions to the current crisis towards the end of the paper.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 1301 - 1313

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26308

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