Rohingya in India rattled by growing fears of deportation

Children studying at a madrasah in the camp for Rohingya in New Delhi. All the 240 or so refugees in the camp are registered with the UNHCR but they still worry they may be the next to be sent back to Myanmar.
Children studying at a madrasah in the camp for Rohingya in New Delhi. All the 240 or so refugees in the camp are registered with the UNHCR but they still worry they may be the next to be sent back to Myanmar.ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA
Children studying at a madrasah in the camp for Rohingya in New Delhi. All the 240 or so refugees in the camp are registered with the UNHCR but they still worry they may be the next to be sent back to Myanmar.
Mr Mohammed Bashir Ahmad (left), seen with fellow refugee Abdullah at the Rohingya camp in New Delhi, says they are living with a growing fear of being deported to Myanmar. The long-term visas of many have not been renewed.ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA

Children rock back and forth as they pore over the Quran at the madrasah or Islamic school. A woman haggles with an itinerant vendor selling blankets.

It is much like any other day at this camp for Rohingya refugees in India's capital.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2019, with the headline 'Rohingya in India rattled by growing fears of deportation'. Print Edition | Subscribe