Burma Times Correspondent: June 15, 2015
Many Rohingya refugees are currently languishing in the jails of India. They were arrested by the police and Border Security Force for crossing into the country illegally.
Some of the arrested men spend years in prison even after their sentences have finished.
In a letter signed by fourteen Rohingyas sent from the Monipur Central Jail, it is mentioned that they were sentenced to two years in prison for entering Indian territory illegally. However almost five years have passed and they are yet to be released.
The prisoners don’t have any friends and relatives who can try for justice under Indian law. Under such a scenario, the prisoners have requested the Rohingya community based abroad to lobby for their rescue.
The fourteen prisoners are Hussain Ahmmad s/o Hafiz Jolal Ahmmad, Radanna Pong Hamlet ,Kyauktaw, Ismail s/o Maulana Pir Muhammad, Mayrullah Pukpara, Maungdaw south, Abdur Rashid s/o Shunamia, Kiladong ,Maungdaw south, Kamal s/o Haroon, Kiladong, Maungdaw south, Abdul Amin s/o Abdu Suban, Saki Piyaong West Vill(Nandaw Kali),Maungdaw, Noor Bashir s/o Mohammad Amin, Kiladong ,Maungdaw south, Kefayatullah s/o Iqbal Hussain, Nafiter Dail, Maungdaw, Doillah s/o Sayeed Hussain, No 1 Rekkwa, Buthidaung, Md Ayub
s/o Shomulak, no 1 Rekkwa , Buthidaung, Salamatullah s/o Md Sayeed, Ali Chang Rwa, Buthidaung, Md Hussain s/o Hafiz Ahmmad, Rwayaungdaung, Myauk Rwa,Buthidaung, Md Shofi s/o Md Kabi, Rwayaungdaung Myauk Rwa, Buthidaung, Yunus s/o Abul Bashar, Rwayaungdaung Myauk Rwa, Buthidaung
and Badul s/o Khullamia, No 1 Rekkwa , Buthidaung.
Many other Rohingyas are languishing in jails of the border regions in North Eastern India and West Bengal.
Indian does not release them after their two year sentences are over because they don’t have any country to return.