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India deports second group of Rohingya to Burma

India on Thursday deported a second small group of Rohingya to Burma after ordering the expulsion of members of the Burmese minority group and others who entered the country due to fear of their lives back home.

Senior police officer Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said the five members of a family — three men and two women — were handed over to Burmese authorities at a border crossing at Moreh in Manipur state.

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The five had been in detention since 2014, when they were found in India’s northeast without valid travel documents.

In October, India deported a first group of seven Rohingya for entering the country in 2012.

About 800,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 2017 to escape a brutal campaign clearance operation by Burmese military. An estimated 40,000 other Rohingya have taken refuge in parts of India. Less than 15,000 are registered with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

Read more on a recent a family fleeing India in fear of Deportation:

Many have settled in areas of India with large Muslim populations, including the southern city of Hyderabad, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, and the Himalayan region of Jammu-Kashmir. Some have taken refuge in northeast India bordering Bangladesh and Burma.

Read more from Source: Washington Post

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