Families Splintered, Days In Detention Turn Into Months For Rohingya Refugees In India’s Capital

04 Jan 2022 0 min read  Share

The United Nations provides identities to a few thousand largely Muslim Myanmarese refugees in India, but that was irrelevant to police, who sent some Rohingya to detention and separated mothers from children in 2021 for unclear reasons. With no income, no legal assistance, anti-Muslim hostility and little hope, we found widespread despair in the squalid refugee camps of Delhi.

Maternal aunt Sabera takes Sulaiman,3, to his home in Shram Vihar. His mother is at a government centre in west Delhi/PHOTOGRAPHS BY RITWIKA MITRA