23 January 2019 Current Affairs:
India has decided to take back 31 Rohingya stranded on the International Border between Bangladesh and Tripura and sent them to custody with the Tripura police.
The decision to take back the group of refugees ended a standoff between the Indian Border Security Force (IBSF) personnel, and the Border Guards of Bangladesh. India also contested claims by Bangladeshi officials that the BSF was forcibly pushing the refugees over the border from its side.
♦ Rohingya is a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar
♦ The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic-minority group lived for centuries in Myanmar. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu
♦ According to Myanmar government, they are illegal immigrants migrated to Rakhine following Burmese independence and the Bangladesh liberation war
♦ UN's report 2013 stated that they are one of the world’s most persecuted minorities