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MEA's clean chit to Burmese refugees

Staff Reporter/ New Delhi

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that they have no objection to the Burmese refugees who had demonstrated outside the UN High Commissioner of Refugees' premises in Delhi on 12 November 2003, staying in India till their refugee status is confirmed by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The stay shall be subject to their involvement in criminal activities. This was conveyed to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by the MEA on Tuesday. The NHRC sought clarification from MEA and Ministry of Home Affairs and Commissioner of Police, Delhi, with regard to the allegations made in the complaint filed by the Asian Centre for Human Rights. A complaint was filed by the Asian Centre for Human Rights of police torture and the arrest of Burmese on 12 November 2003 while demonstrating outside the UNHCR premises.

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