Law and order will be a concern if Rohingya refugees stay here permanently: MoS Hansraj Ahir

ANI | Updated: Sep 13, 2017 19:48 IST

New Delhi [India], September 13 (ANI): Expressing his concerns over the huge number of Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in India, Minister of State (Home) Hansraj G Ahir on Wednesday said that issues of law and order will be faced if the former stays in the country permanently.

Speaking to ANI here, he said, "If we want to protect our country, it is not right to keep foreign nationals here permanently. The issues of law and order will come up, if they stay here permanently."

Ahir further stated, "We have to listen to the world, but also have to look int our country's interest."

Terming Rohingya refugees as a threat to national security, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the issue will be dealt with a firm hand.

"The illegal foreign immigrants will be strongly dealt with," Rajnath

Rohingya, described by the United Nations as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

According to the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, at least 270,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from the violence affected Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh where the limited shelter capacity is already exhausted.

Myanmar's State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session in New York, U.S.A.

Suu Kyi is facing an outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 3,70,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

A party spokesman said that she would not attend the UN General Assembly meeting, the local media reported.

Earlier, Suu Kyi had said that the issue of the Rohingya Muslims is one of the biggest challenges, dating back to pre-colonial times and hence, will take time to be resolved. (ANI)