Burma Times Desk Report: July 13, 2015
Hundreds of Muslims protested in the key Indian city of Kolkata on Friday.
Separate protests were organised by the United Muslim Council and the Social Democratic Party of India.
Protesters urged the state government in West Bengal to raise their voices against the Burmese regime through the parliament.
The regime is close to the Indian central government, which had recently defended Burma at a session of United Nations Human Rights Council.
Sympathy among Rohingyas is nevertheless high among many sections of the Indian populace.
India has become a major destination for Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in recent years as neighbouring Bangladesh is regarded as too overcrowded and hostile.
But many Rohingya refugees, especially women have ended up in the hands of traffickers and sold into a life of prostitution.
There are an estimated one hundred thousand refugees in India.