DELHI: Rohingyas, In Delhi’s Bakkarwala neighbourhood, apartments and police protection would be made available to Rohingya refugees. The minister of home affairs held a high-level meeting where the decision was made. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri praised the choice and predicted that those who made a profession of “spreading canards on India’s refugee policy and purposely associating it to CAA will be disappointed.”
“Those who have sought asylum in India have always been welcomed. In a historic move, all Rohingya refugees would be relocated to EWS apartments in Delhi’s Bakkarwala neighbourhood. They will receive basic necessities, UNHCR identification cards, and 24-hour Delhi Police security “added the minister.
The minister tweeted, “India respects & observes the 1951 UN Refugee Convention & gives asylum to all, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or faith.”
All 1,100 Rohingyas will be housed in the 250 flats that make up the EWS (Economically Weaker Section), according to an ANI report. They are currently living in the Madanpur Khadar camp.
The social welfare department of the Delhi government has been ordered to ensure that basic amenities like a fan, three times meals, a landline phone, television, and recreational facilities, among others, are provided while the Delhi Police has been asked to provide security, according to the report. According to the report, the Delhi government previously used these apartments for the Covid camp.
Air India was on Friday slapped with a penalty of Rs 30 lakh and its pilot’s licence suspended for three months by the India’s civil aviation regulator in connection with a flyer urinating on an elderly woman passenger in a New York-Delhi flight two months ago.
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