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  • 14 March, 2021

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Influx of Illegal Migrants From Myanmar

The influx of Illegal Migrants From Myanmar

Ministry of Home Affairs has written to states, sharing international boundaries with Myanmar.

Why was this directive issued?

  • Myanmar’s military ordered a crackdown on protesters several Myanmar citizens are illegally entering India.
  • The State governments had no powers to grant refugee status to any foreigner.
  • India is not a signatory to the United Nations Refugee Convention of 1951 and its 1967 Protocol.

About United Nations Refugee Convention,1951:

  • The 1951 Refugee Convention also known as Geneva Convention.
  • It is a United Nations multilateral treaty for the protection of refugees.
  • The convention defines a refugee as a person who fled their homes and countries due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion is a refugee.
  • The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals.
  • non-refoulement: According to this principle, a refugee should not be returned to a country where he or she faces serious threats to his or her life or freedom.

Source: TH


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