Aaj Ki Baat Sept 18 episode: Rohingya Muslims should not be allowed to settle in India

The issue of Rohingya Muslims need to be seen from the prism of humanity but helping them does not mean they should be allowed to settle in India.
Rohingya Muslims
Written by: Rajat Sharma New Delhi 19 Sep 2017, 17:16:40 PM IST

Already the jihadi groups in Pakistan are girding up their loins to take 'revenge' for the atrocities committed on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Hate speeches are already being made at mosques in Pakistan and terror conspiracies are afoot. I had made it very clear that there are some extremists among Rohingya Muslims, who have contacts with terrorists in the subcontinent. 

Already we, as a nation, have many problems, and we need add one more problem from our neighbours. It is also true that the issue of stateless Rohingyas need to be seen from the prism of humanity, and every country should help these unfortunate people. But helping them does not mean that Rohingya Muslims should be allowed to settle in India. Our first attempt should be: to speak to the Myanmar government to ensure that conditions improve in Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingyas live.

We can provide them humanitarian aid like food, medicines, etc, but allowing them to settle in India will not be a wise step. I, therefore, support our government's stand which was amply made clear by the Home Ministry in its affidavit before the Supreme Court on Monday.

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