Denmark has refused citizenship and residence permits to refugees from Syria. In recent weeks, 94 Syrians have been informed that their residence permit is being revoked. Therefore, they should locate their places of stay in other countries. Due to the increasing terrorist incidents and religious fanaticism in Europe, many countries are now rethinking their decision to grant citizenship to refugees.
Denmark considers many areas of Syria as safe
Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said civil war is still going on in many places in Syria, but there are many areas in the country where the situation is different. Despite opposition from the United Nations and Amnesty International, Danish authorities believe that Syrian refugees can now return to many cities, including Damascus.
Denmark voluntarily giving money to those who return
Kofod explained that Syrian refugees would also be given financial assistance if they voluntarily returned to their country. This will also prevent them from being deported forcibly. Denmark gives aid ranging from 1200000 to 2400000 rupees to the refugees going back to their country. The Danish Foreign Minister also said that if these people return to their country, it will help in the reconstruction of Syria.
Human rights organizations protested
The United Nations Human Rights Council has opposed plans to revoke temporary residence permits for Syrian refugees. They believe that Syria is not yet a safe place for these people to live. Denmark’s spokesperson at the UNSRC, Elizabeth Hass und, said that the government feels that the situation in Syria is stable, but we do not see this anywhere. Hand expressed concern about the apparent change in Danish refugee policy.
Europe’s first country to return refugees
Earlier Germany had talked about returning the criminals, but Denmark is the first European country to announce the sending of refugees. Experts say that the ruling center-left Social Democratic Party of Denmark is adopting an anti-immigration stance so that right-wing parties can face it. In fact, Denmark has also launched a campaign to combat the growing Islamic fundamentalism in the country.
Collision with right-wing parties?
A bill has also been introduced in the Parliament there, recommending that mosques be banned from funding abroad. The bill states that mosques will be prevented from accepting money from individuals, organizations, and associations that oppose or curtail democratic values, fundamental freedoms, and human rights. In such a situation, it is believed that the government is taking such steps to counter the right-wing parties.