Burma Times Desk Report: July 24, 2015
Anti Muslim groups and many politicians of India are worried about the presence of Rohingya refugees in the country. The BJP led government also seems to share their concerns.
This week, a lawmaker from the Hindu nationalist group Shiv Shena Adhalrao Patil Shivajirao raised the issue of refugees crossing into the country. In response Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said Rohingyas living in camps are being closely watched.
The concerns by the anti Muslim groups come as sympathy for the Rohingyas increase among Indian Muslims.
Huge rallies have taken place recently most notably in the vital city of Kolkata. Many organisations are also petitioning the centre concerning the plight of Rohingya Muslims.
Human rights activists are also more supportive of the beleaguered community.
Meanwhile, many are concerned between the improving relations between Kashmiri Muslims and the refugees.
As usual, there are alleged to be links between Pakistan spy agency ISI and the Muslims.
India is also a close ally of the Burmese regime and relationships have improved under the BJP government. Burma might have asked India to keep a closer eye on the Muslims.