Disowned by the country they were born in and shunned by the neighbouring places, the Rohingyas are the most vulnerable amongst the forcibly displaced people of the world.
They are stateless with their own people from their country disowning them, brutally murdering them and making a large number homeless.
A large number of Rohingyas are registered refugees in India, eking out a living in the slums. There are various official Rohingyan camps in the capital state of India; Kalindi Kunj camp being one of them. Kalindi Kunj camp consists of 60-70 makeshift houses and is home to many of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas. It took them a week to reach India, with bruised bodies and souls. The Rohingya refugees came to India in 2012 when the mass murder of the minority Muslim Rohingya began in Myanmar, which continues till date. They are living in a very pathetic condition in makeshift shelters with erratic electricity and water supply. Their children are facing health problems due to extremely unhygienic condition of the camp. There is no proper education for their children.
Most of the Rohingyas in capital and other parts of the country bear passports which entitle them to admission in government schools and to government hospitals, still many of them are denied admissions. No help is offered to them. They are deprived from basic amenities. There is no supply of gas, which makes it difficult for the cooking of food and survival. Earning a living continues to be tough. They are facing severe difficulties to earn their livelihood as most of them are able to make as low as rupees 200 a day through various daily labouring works. Few of them have managed to hire auto rickshaws to make money for their survival. But overall, their earning is far below than the requirements to run their families. Their condition is deteriorating with each passing day as the government isn't willing to provide proper aid to them.
“No one ever visited from the government to see our condition. Even the UNI- visits once a year,” one of the Rohingya refugee said.
Moreover Rohingyas’ issue has become a hot political issue in India which is lacking humanitarian approach. They are living under constant fear of getting deported back to their country of origin. Where they aren't willing to go until the condition improves or becomes a safer place for them to live.
Eeshan , a boy in his early twenties , is emerging as one of the hardworking lensman from Sopore area of North Kashmir district Baramulla.
A student of BA Journalism at CT group of Colleges Jhalandar , has been doing photography for some good time now. Starting with a digital camera in his Class 8th , he went on to do news photography in Class 11th.
Eeshan works with Varmul Post, a weekly published from Baramulla. His pictures have been published in all most all leading dalies. Some of his pictures have been published in Al-Jazeera, Getty Images and many other international publications.
Aakiz Bhat who is currently doing BA(Hons) Political Science from Jamia Millia Islamia new Delhi, originally from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir is a writer. He usually writes about social issues, politics and conflict. His various articles have been published on Youth Ki Awaaz. He has mostly written about matters concerning his own homeland (Kashmir). He says “He actually started publishing his work from the last year only when the valley was gripped from the major unrest”. From then on there has been no look back for him. Since then he has published various articles on Youth Ki awaaz and keeps on writing more.