Rohingya Refugees In Delhi To Get Flats, Security: Union Minister

Hardeep Singh Puri did not elaborate on what he said would be "round-the- clock" police protection.

Rohingya Refugees In Delhi To Get Flats, Security: Union Minister

India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge, said Hardeep Singh Puri. (File)

New Delhi:

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Delhi will be allotted apartments and provided with police protection, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.

"India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge," Mr Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, said on Twitter, outlining new provisions for Rohingya refugees in New Delhi.

"India respects & follows UN Refugee Convention 1951 & provides refuge to all, regardless of their race, religion or creed," Mr Puri said.

India is not a signatory to the convention which spells out refugee rights and the obligations of countries to protect them.

Mr Puri did not elaborate on what he said would be "round-the- clock" police protection.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in predominately Buddhist Myanmar have fled from persecution and waves of violence in their homeland over the years. Bangladesh has sheltered nearly a million Rohingya.

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