Rohingya Muslims pose national security threat to India: Officials

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GENEVA -  Reacting to UN human rights chief's statement on attempts by New Delhi to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar, India on Tuesday said that they were concerned about illegal migrants posing security challenges.

India also said that there appeared to be "inadequate appreciation of the freedoms and rights that are guaranteed and practised daily in a vibrant democracy that has been built under challenging conditions." 

"We are perplexed at some of the observations made by the High Commissioner in his oral update.  There appears to be inadequate appreciation of the freedoms and rights that are guaranteed and practised daily in a vibrant democracy that has been built under challenging conditions. 

Tendentious judgements made on the basis of selective and even inaccurate reports do not further the understanding of human rights in any society,"  India 's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Rajiv K Chander said.

"Like many other nations, India is concerned about illegal migrants, in particular, with the possibility that they could pose security challenges.  Enforcing the laws should not be mistaken for lack of compassion," he added.

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