Rohingya have found themselves, literally in a ‘void’ after having being rendered stateless by the Myanmar Government. Rohingya have been reduced to just biological life without a political voice. Following severe persecution on behalf of the Myanmar Govt., Rohingya sought refuge in India with a prevailing concept among them that India is relatively friendly and offers opportunities to a sustainable life.
Migration to Jammu
Aid & Assistance
The J&K Govt has disclosed information regarding Rohingya settlement in the recently concluded Assembly session. The Government enumerated a number of NGOs which have been providing assistance to these refugees. The NGOs included ‘Sakhawat’ run of Mohammad-ul-Umar of Srinagar along with Dr Rashid son of Ghulam Muhammad of Vidhata Nagar, Bhatindi, Jammu, SR Institute of Development, based at Rambagh, Srinagar, Delhi based ‘DAJI’, run by Ravi Hemadri (Director) and ‘Save the Children’ run by Neha Gandotra. (Daily excelsior). These seem to have not only provided humanitarian assistance, but appear to be engaging with Rohingyas from a more sustained and long-term perspective.
A few Madrassas (Islamic seminaries) are also associated with Rohingyas namely, Madrassa Riaz Ul Uloom Tahfeez Ul Quran Muhajireen, Narwal Bala, Madrasa Tul Muhajireen, Jalalabad Sunjwan near Gole Masjid and Dharo Alam in Jugi Railway Station, Bari Brahmana (Daily excelsior).