UPSC Daily Editorial Analysis | Too Good To Be True | Rohingyas | 19th August 2022

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What the article is about:

  • The article talks about about announcement made by Urban development minister Hardeep puri, to house 11,00 Rohingya migrants now living in makeshift slums.

Relevance:

  • GS2: Government policies and intervention, India and its neighbourhood 
  • GS3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks.

Analysis:

Who are Rohingyas:

  • Rohingya Muslims are described by the United Nations as the most persecuted minority in the world.
  • They fled their homes in 2017 to escape an alleged crackdown by the Myanmarese military.
  • To escape discrimination and violence in Myanmar, minority Rohingya Muslims have for decades fled from the Buddhist-majority country to neighbouring Bangladesh and other countries, including India.

UN convention of refugees 1951:

  • It is a United Nations multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum.
  • The Convention builds on Article 14 of the Universal declaration of Human rights, 1948 which recognizes the right of persons to seek asylum from persecution in other countries.
  • India is not signatory to this convention.

Conclusion:

  • Mr. Puri suggested, in the Absence of long term measures to resolve the issue, the government could at least, provide the hapless community better living conditions, until their future is secured.



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