Siasat organises iftar for Rohingya Muslims in Hyderabad

Siasat organises iftar for Rohingya Muslims in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Balapur home to many Rohingya families living in various camps across the area. With hope of generous people visiting their locality with food, money, clothes.

An Iftar party exclusively organised in one of the Balapur camp by Siasat Technologies Limited on behalf of www.siasat.com readers. Separate arrangements were made for Rohingya women.

75 Rohingya families live in a slum in this camp. Though it is not an official camp, and the over 500 Rohingyas here share space in very small huts.

While the government estimates there are 14,000 Rohingyas in various places across the country, aid workers say the number is closer to 40,000.

Hyderabad is home to an estimated 3,500-4,000 Rohingyas staying in camps in different parts of the Old City. About 3,500 people are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Some of them came in 2012 when violence broke out in their homeland.

Their worries have compounded since the government this week told the Supreme Court that Rohingya Muslims are illegal immigrants and their continued stay posed “serious national security ramifications”.

(Note: You can also arrange iftar through Siasat in slum areas of Hyderabad. Click here to donate)

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