Rohingya crisis sheds light on India’s ambivalent refugee policy
27 August 2022 | 2:37 pm
India's lack of a national law on refugees has allowed the BJP government to pick and choose the asylum-seekers it wants to admit. Human rights activists suspect a political motive.
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