Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3. The refugee crisis post Junta crackdown in Myanmar brought the debate back on the flaws of refugee protection policies and framework in India. Comment. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The article explains the heart-wrenching scenes of Myanmarese citizens, including little children — fleeing from a junta bent on killing its way into power in Myanmar — being turned away at the Indian border in the Northeast has once again revived the domestic debate about refugee protection in India.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the flaws of refugee protection policies and framework in India.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start with brief background of the question.
While the issue of illegal migration acts as a threat to the socio-political fabric of any nation and also has potential security implications, there is also a need to do justice to the refugees fleeing the persecution.
Explain the issues in Indian framework of handling refugees; Legal ambiguity in defining refugees, Not a party to international conventions, Moral complexities etc.
Suggest what needs to be done to address the solutions.
Conclude by emphasizing on the urgent need for strong domestic laws for the Migrants.