REFUGEES ARE HUMAN TOO

The Status of Children in India, 9 October 2003

"Refugees" and "foreigners" are not synonymous. This is classic a case of mixing oranges with apples..... There is no word called "refugees" under Indian laws. The grant of refugee status is an adhoc decision taken after considering the political exigencies rather than examining the actual plight of the victims. While the Sri Lankan Tamils have been granted refugee status, about 80,000 Chins from Burma have been denied refugee status by the government of India, having dismantled their camps at Saiha, Mizoram in 1995........... Read more on refugee rights in India...... More

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