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India welcomes repatriation of Rohingyas

Teams of diplomats from Bangladesh and Myanmar met in Dhaka on Tuesday and agreed on the repatriation plan.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

India on Wednesday welcomed Bangladesh’s decision to begin the process of repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

“If they (Myanmar) have agreed to take Rohingya refugees back then we will consider this as a good beginning. We have been saying that the Rohingya crisis can be solved with the repatriation of the community to the land of their origin in Rakhine province,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said while addressing the media.

Teams of diplomats from Bangladesh and Myanmar met in Dhaka on Tuesday and agreed on the repatriation plan.

The agreement was preceded by a warning from a top UN diplomat who pointed out that Myanmar had not stopped human rights violation of the Rohingya community inside its territory.

India has been suggesting repatriation of the Rohingya refugees and also contributed to creating housing settlements for the people who choose to return to Rakhine province.