Not discriminating Rohingyas, providing all available facilities: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: Rohingya immigrants are not being discriminated and all health, sanitation, medical and educational facilities were being provided to them, the Government today told the Supreme Court.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare told the top court that in pursuance to its April 9 order, a team was constituted comprising members of Ministry of Health and a representative from the Ministry of Home Affairs which visited the refugee camps at Mewat in Haryana and Kalindi Kunj in Delhi on April 23 and 24.

The team interviewed women in the camps and inspected the sanitation, water, medical and other facilities which are being provided by the Government, the Centre said.

“As per the observations given in the inspection reports, reasonably available facilities are provided to the Rohingya illegal immigrants. The answering respondent (Health Min) submits that no discrimination has been made between the Rohingya refugees and other slum dwellers (resident Indians) of nearby areas.  (AGENCIES)