Published On: Fri, Sep 15th, 2017

Mamata supports UN appeal to help Rohingya refugees

Kolkata: Expressing concern over Rohingya refugee crisis, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday extended support to the United Nations’ appeal to help the embattled community.

We believe that all commoners are not terrorists

“We do support the @UN appeal to help the Rohingya people. We believe that all commoners are not terrorists. We are really concerned,” Banerjee said in her Twitter handle.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the central government will inform the Supreme Court of its stand on the Rohingya immigrants on September 18 while describing the influx of Rohingya refugees into India as “very serious”. The Congress however demanded that the central government involve all parties to formulate a policy on the matter.

According to the UN, 391,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence broke out in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25. While its various agencies have also boosted humanitarian assistance in the region, the UN had appealed to the entire international community to keep the political differences aside and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya refugees.

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