International Desk – Chief Minister of Indian State of West Bengal Mamata Bannerjee has said her government would be with the Rohingya people who fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
“We do support the UN appeal to help the Rohingya people. We believe that all commoners are not terrorists. We are really concerned,” Mamata twitted on Friday apparently shrugging off the central government’s plan to push-out nearly 40,000 Rohingya living in India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a visit to Myanmar, amid the military offensive, said his that government would send back the Rohingya to Myanmar.
At the very outset of Rakhine violence Indian government sided with Myanmar government with its premier’s visit to Myanmar regarding the ongoing Rohingya crises in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh after the Burmese army launched the military crackdown in response to what it say a series of attacks by the Rohingya insurgents on police posts and army bases.
The Rohingya were still flooding into Bangladesh through various border points.
During the ongoing persecution in Rakhine state Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Myanmar to call on Aung San Suu Kyi after the completion of the BRICS conference held in China.
Modi took sides on Suu Kyi’s government and declared all out support to Myanmar.
Taking side on the Modi government Indian Supreme Court said terrorism had its roots among the Rohingya refugees and India was not safe from them.