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India to Deport Seven Rohingyas to Myanmar for First Time

The refugees have been illegally staying in India’s northeastern state of Assam. (Photo: MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

For the first time, India will deport seven Rohingya immigrants to their home country, Myanmar on Thursday (4). The seven members have been illegally staying in India’s northeastern state of Assam. According to home ministry officials, the seven Rohingya immigrants will be handed over to Myanmar officials at Moreh border post in Manipur, another northeastern state of India as scheduled. The illegal immigrants were arrested in 2012 and have been staying at a detention centre at Silchar in Assam. Diplomat access had been given to Myanmar officials, who finally confirmed the identity of the persons arrived from abroad, Indian officials…

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