Iranian refugees end strike in New Delhi over UNHCR behaviour in India with refugees

The 10-day sit-in by a group of refugees at the U.N Doors in New Delhi gathering under a banner reading “refugee rights, human rights; we are standing together” has finished. The group released a statement to ask human rights organisations and activists to demand answers from UNHCR in New Delhi over their treatment and refugee rights in India.

Frustrated over of not being able to continue human rights work for Iran and being denied identity cards, passports, visas, education, career and health facilities, the protestors say that they should be given information about their own personal files in the UNHCR office and about their futures in India. India has not signed the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and does not have a national refugee law.

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