By Rukmini S

Individuals fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan high the listing of refugees globally. Refugees from Myanmar are the fourth largest group. There are additionally practically 10,000 Indian refugees internationally, and practically 52,000 Indians awaiting choice on their asylum purposes.

Majority of the refugees in India come from three nations that aren’t included within the Citizenship (Modification) Act — China, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. In the meantime, increasingly more Indians are in search of asylum in different nations. Proportionate to its inhabitants, India’s refugee burden is low. Pakistan, in the meantime, has the world’s second highest variety of refugees.

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Be aware: The information refers to refugees and asylum seekers solely, and never immigrants, authorized or unlawful. The United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) defines a refugee as somebody who has been pressured to flee his or her nation due to persecution, battle or violence, and an asylum seeker as one who has made this declare however has but to be granted or denied refugee standing. The precise numbers are more likely to be increased since India has not signed the Conference Referring to the Standing of Refugees.

The author is a Chennai-based journalist.

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