India reaffirms support to Bangladesh over Rohingya crisis

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2017 20:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 29 (ANI): India has reaffirmed its support to Bangladesh in providing humanitarian assistance support in handling of the Rohingya crisis.

Fearing persecution by Myanmar army, millions of Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-ridden state of Rakhine, with many of them crossing the border to take refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh

Ministry of External Affairs, Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar on Friday said, "India is focusing on providing humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh and extending support in handling the situation."

Last week, in continuance of initiative to send relief packages to Rohingya immigrants in Bangladesh, India loaded approximately 21,000 units of relief material on the INS Gharial to help its neighbouring nation evolve from the ongoing crisis.

India plans to send a total of 62, ooo units weighing 900 tons.

Relief material is packaged in customised family packets, which contain essential items including rations, clothes, oil, and mosquito net.

Government of India has taken this step in connection with helping Bangladesh in tackling the large scale immigration of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. (ANI)