city escaping persecution in their native Burma, continue to face bad times.
With knowledge of neither Urdu nor Telugu, they lose out on jobs here
persecution back home and for a better livelihood. But a year later, most of
them have failed to land jobs.
languages. Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims who came to the city in hope of better
days continue to face bad times as job opportunities elude them as they do not know
either Urdu or Telugu.
entered India sometime ago to escape violence in that country. Many of them
live in small tenements in Hafeezbabanagar, Pahadeshareef, Balapur, Mir Momim
Pahadi and Kishanbagh.
Myanmar, owned a shop in his hometown until he crossed over to India to escape
clashes in his country sometime ago.
to India. But I am not getting any work as I do not know the local language,
and I am forced to live on donations made by philanthropists,” says Mabud.
Kifayathullah, 26. In fact, Kifayathullah, who knows Urdu, helps his fellow
countrymen convey their problems to locals.
The elderly man is now dependent on his son for food.
of problems for me,” says Malik. His son works in a factory and earns about Rs.
6,000 a month.
people are coming forward with donations to help them survive. But the tribe is
unsure about its continuation here.
function of Burmese Refugees Relief and Rehabilitation Committee (BRRRC) here
on Sunday. Many attended it in the hope of finding a solution to their
problems. Nearly 1,500 Rohingyas have settled down in the city.
who set up BRRRC, said his organisation planned to help Rohingyas by providing
necessary basic education to their children by enrolling them in schools and
providing them hostel facilities, besides taking up issues including refugee