A Rohingya Muslim boy drinks water at a camp for refugees in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.Border forces in Hindu-majority India, which wants to deport around 40,000 Rohingya already living in the country, citing security risks, have been authorized to use "rude and crude" methods to stop any infiltration attempts.R.P.S. Jaswal, a deputy inspector general of the BSF patrolling a large part of the border in India's eastern state of West Bengal, said his troops were told to use both chili grenades and stun grenades to push back the Rohingya.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government is growing increasingly hostile towards the Rohingya in India, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh calling on Thursday for their deportation as illegal migrants.
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