Published On: Sun, Apr 15th, 2018

Fire Breaks at Refugees Camp of Rohingya Muslims in Delhi; No Casualty

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In the wee hours of Sunday fire broke at the Rohingya camp near Kalindi Kunj metro railway station in Indian capital city New Delhi. The refugees have been shifted to the nearby ground. Clothes, food and other needs are being provided by locals and Non-Government Organizations (NGO).

Fire Breaks at Refugees Camp of Rohingya Muslims in Delhi; No Casualty

The Rohingya Muslims are left to spend time in the ground in temporary tent and under mosquito nets until the shanties are again constructed.

There were 44 shantis for more than 200 refugees. A dozen of fire tenders were deployed to put off fire. One of the refugees said everything they had have been gutted in fire.

Authorities have initiated legal action under section 285, 337 and 336 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The exact cause of fire is yet not known but primary information believes fault in electricity wiring led to short-circuit and thereaftre to major fire in Jaitpur.

One refugee is reported to have sustained burn injuries and no casualty has come to notice.

Locals claim the fire was staged to disrupt loves of the Rohingya Muslims.

The fire broke at around 3 a.m. and within half hour all the shanties were gutted.

Identity and document cards of the refugees have been damaged too in the fire.

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