Amarpreet Singh, managing director, Khalsa Aid, as reported by Indian Express, said, "A camp can accommodate at least 50,000 people but in majority there are more than one lakh refugees".
The memorandum called upon the Centre to put diplomatic pressure on the Myanmar government to stop the alleged killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
He continued, "Like many other nations, India is concerned about illegal migrants, in particular, with the possibility that they could pose security challenges, enforcing the laws should not be mistaken for lack of compassion".
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has canceled plans to attend the U.N. General Assembly, with her country drawing worldwide criticism for violence that has driven at least 370,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims from the country in less than three weeks.
Referring to the huge influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh, the eminent personalities in the letter said human misery created by such massive displacement of men, women and children under the threat of death is getting worse every day. The US lifted all sanctions against the country previous year, but kept some restrictions in place. However, the situation has not improved.
Police in a Bangladeshi border town say they have recovered the bodies of nine people believed to have been on a boat full of Rohingya that capsized overnight while fleeing Myanmar.
Amid a dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state, UNHCR called for urgent action to address the root causes of the recent surge in violence, so that people are no longer compelled to flee and can eventually return home in safety and dignity.
Primarily Muslim Bangladesh, which has frequently struggled to provide for its own population in times of need, is feeling the strain from the sudden crush of refugees.
The military juntas in the 1980s had decided that Rohingyas were not Burmese. "Systematic persecution aiming at ethnic and religious cleansing began". "We are scaling up as fast as we can, but we need global assistance to help these people".
"A bold change in approach is needed by (the) United Nations and the worldwide community if there is to be an end to the cycle of violence against the Rohingyas".
Britain and Sweden are calling on Suu Kyi to implement the recommendations of a report by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan that called on Myanmar to grant citizenship rights to the Rohingya.
The world is anxiously waiting to see that the UNSC is playing its role to bring an end to a humanitarian catastrophe and build peace in the region, they summed up.