India: No Home for the Stateless

May 12, 2021

Rohingyas are a small ethnic minority in Myanmar who have been subject to persecution by the Myanmar government and military. In 2017, the Myanmar army cracked down on Rohingya Muslims and this led to the Rohingyas fleeing into India. In August 2017, the Indian government released a circular that required all the States and Union Territories to identify and deport illegal immigrants.  It claimed that that the ‘infiltration’ from Myanmar was a burden on India’s infrastructure and would undermine its national security.