Indian police have arrested 74 Rohingya refugees for allegedly living illegally in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Activists condemned it. Al Jazeera news.
The country’s police said on Monday that Rohingya Muslims have been detained in six cities and towns of the state. 10 of them are teenagers.
In a statement, the country’s police said 55 men and 14 women and five children were arrested. They lived in six districts of the state.
Among them, one of the women is pregnant, according to the Indian Scroll.in website. However, the Rohingya Human Rights Initiative campaign group said the detained Rohingya have been living in India for nearly 10 years after fleeing Myanmar.
Saber Kyao Min, director of the campaign group, said many were doing manual labour, including garbage collection. They were just demanding asylum.
As a result of indiscriminate torture and genocide, millions of Rohingya fled to Bangladesh and India. However, only 18,000 Rohingyas have fled to India, said Ali Zohar, co-founder of the Human Rights Initiative campaign.