Indian Navy, Coast Guard feeding stranded Rohingyas, but no rescue yet (Ld)

By Subir BhaumikKolkata, Feb 23 : The Indian Navy And Coast Guard Personnel Have Been Feeding And Providing Medical Attention To A Group Of 90 Rohingya Refugees And Three Bangladesh Crewmen On A Boat That Was Stranded On High Seas After It Drifted Into India's Territorial Waters On Monday.

Humanitarian Groups Monitoring The Plight Of The Sea-stranded Rohingyas Say The Indian Sailors Have Given Them Some Food And Water And Doctors Have Attended To The Sick On The Boat Off India's Andamans Islands.

"The Navy Doctors Are On The Rohingya Boat To Treat The Sick.

"Eight Of Them Have Died Since Saturday And Many Are Suffering Acute Dehydration And Diarohhea.

But We Learn That The Indians Are Not Rescuing The Rohingyas," Said Chris Lewa Of The Bangkok-based 'Arakan Project'.