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India deplores UN remarks on Rohingya repatriation

India has said that interpretation of facts made in the statement from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights pertaining to deportation of Rohingyas was misleading and incorrect.
Apr 5, 2019
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India has said that interpretation of facts made in the statement from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights pertaining to deportation of Rohingyas was misleading and incorrect.
 
Responding to queries from the media, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Thursday that the repatriation of illegal immigrants to their country of origin is in accordance with Indian laws.
 
"The interpretation made of the facts of the case, as portrayed in the statement, are misleading and incorrect. The repatriation of illegal immigrants to their country of origin is in accordance with Indian laws. These actions are being taken in response to the instructions of India's courts, which have required government at the state and union levels to detect, detain and deport illegal immigrants," Kumar said. 
 
"In this sense, the government will continue to take actions as may be necessary in implementation of Indian laws, and as directed by our judiciary," he added. 
 
UN human rights experts, under the aegis of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR), had on Wednesday condemned the Indian government's decision to deport three more Rohingyas to Myanmar and urged the authorities to stop such forced deportations which are prohibited under international law.

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