Rohingya Refugees in India are marginalized, need Affirmative action: Prof Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Published Date:   Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Rohingya Refugees in India are highly marginalized, need Affirmative action: Prof Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Prof Sebnem Koser Akcapar in her paper ‘Afghan and Rohingya Refugees in India: Social Networks and Survival Strategies’ presented at the International conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Development” held at India International Centre, New Delhi during 20-21 February 2016 brought out the issues and challenges faced by Afghani or Rohingya Refugees in India. She argued that these refugees have strong transnational links through social networking. These Afghani Rohingya are a homogeneous group. They are engaged with their homeland. She conducted an ethnographic study in Delhi on Afghani Rohingya and found that they have strong social ties. In her concluding remarks she highlighted that Afghani Refugees have been suffering due to scarcity of available resources; lack of transportation so and so forth. There is an urgent need to look into their economic conditions by the Indian government. 

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