NEW DELHI MARCH 09: Senior Congress leader, media panelist Salman Nizami while reacting over Rohingya issue in Jammu wrote on twitter “BJP govt is creating panic among refugees in J&K. Refugee is a refugee no matter their faith. Verification as per law is fine, but BJP’s disastrous policies have communal undertones. Sending Rohingyas to jail is against Global laws, UN guidelines. PM Modi must stop making a mockery of India. In a statement, Nizami said, India is home to about 2 lakh refugees, most of them from tibet, Nepal, Aghan & Sri Lanka. In Jammu there are 7,690 Tibetans & 5,743 Rohingya refugees. But 155 Rohingyas sent to holding centres. BJP govt wants to verify & deport only Rohingya refugees. Why because they are from a particular religion. He said when the government can provide shelter to refugees of Tibet, Srilanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan also can allow Nepalese to live here, then why it wants to send back Rohingya refugees. Mocking the govt and its policies, Nizami also questioned the stay granted to controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen and Tarek Fatah who speak against Muslims. Nizami said BJP Govt is well aware of the human rights violations Rohingya Muslims have had to face in Myanmar and it would be outrageous to abandon them to their fates, it shows blatant disregard for Govt’s obligations under international law”.
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