18th august 2022
All 1,100 Rohingyas staying in the Madanpur Khadar camps would be relocated there, according to NDMC authorities, where there are 250 flats.
Approximately 1,100 Rohingyas, who are currently living in tents in the Madanpur Khadar neighbourhood of the national capital, will be relocated, according to Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri, on Wednesday. They will move to flats with basic amenities and round-the-clock security in a different area of Delhi.
“India has always been welcoming to people who have sought asylum there. In a historic move, all Rohingya refugees would be relocated to EWS flats in Delhi’s Bakkarwala neighbourhood. They would be given access to basic utilities, UNHCR IDs, and 24-hour Delhi Police security, Puri tweeted.
Without regard to a person’s ethnicity, religion, or creed, India respects and abides by the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) was told to prepare its unoccupied flats designed for the economically weaker section (EWS) in outside Delhi’s Bakkarwala hamlet to house the refugees after the Center urged chief secretary Naresh Kumar to clarify the arrangements.
The central government has direct control over the NDMC.
Senior Delhi government officials said the move was not decided by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been caught in a massive plot to jeopardise the security of the nation. By doing this, the BJP has acknowledged that it played a role in resettling thousands of Rohingya in Delhi. Currently, they are getting ready to give them pucca houses and businesses. The people of Delhi will in no way permit this to occur. According to AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj, the BJP allowed the Rohingyas to enter India and is now simply assisting them in settling down to pat themselves on the back.