Who's responsible for Rohingya refugees rescued at sea? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 01 Mar 2021
Nearly 2,500 Rohingya refugees risked their lives last year by taking dangerous boat journeys.
They're looking for safety, and better living conditions after years of systematic discrimination and persecution.
Rights groups are warning - thousands more could take such journeys hoping to reach countries mainly in Southeast Asia.
81 Rohingya who had been stranded in the Andaman sea for nearly two weeks - were rescued by the Indian coastguard on Friday.
Eight people died and many fell ill-- suffering severe dehydration as they ran out of food and water.
The Indian government has been trying to arrange for their .....
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But Bangladeshi officials say they have no obligation to shelter the Rohingya --who were found closer to Myanmar and Indian territories.
So, what are the consequences if they're sent back to Myanmar?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar - Retired Navy Officer and Director of Society for Policy Studies, an independent Geo-political think tank.
Yasmin Ullah - A Rohingya Activist and Advocate.
Saad Hammadi - South Asia Campaigner with a focus on Bangladesh for Amnesty International.
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