Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are crossing the Indian-Bangladeshi border for safe harbor on the southeast coast of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
More than 1 million Rohingya are already taking shelter at the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar.
There are about 40,000 Rohingya in India, with 20,000 registered with the U.N. refugee agency.
Experts and activists expressed concerns about the influx of refugees to Bangladesh.
They are asking for a diplomatic push to stop the flow from India, and resume the repatriation of Rohingya to Burma.
Ansar Ali, a Rohingya leader at one of Cox’s Bazar’s largest refugee camps, said Rohingya Muslims who were sheltering in India are now fleeing from there too.
He said recent anti-Muslim sentiment in India has worsened the situation.
Muslims in India have been experiencing mounting pressure and restrictions under the rule of Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party since it came to power in 2014.