Rohingya refugees live in fear as Delhi Police detains families from camps
On the morning of 31 March, Delhi Police officials picked up four members of a Rohingya family from Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj refugee camp…. A week earlier, the police similarly detained a family of six.
Anwar Shah Alam, a 33-year-old community leader from the Kalindi Kunj camp, told me that both families were taken to a detention camp operated by the central government’s Foreign Regional Registration Office, in west Delhi’s Inderpuri area. Alam and other camp residents said the police refuse to reveal why the families are detained.
“We went after the police, asked them why they have taken the family,” Minara, another community leader from the camp, who is also Halima’s niece, said. “The police said, ‘don’t interfere or you will be next.'” … Fazal Abdali, a human-rights advocate…. inquired why they had picked up that family. “The SHO told me he had orders from the centre and he was merely following them,” Abdali said….