"We are not violating any worldwide law by deporting Rohingyas back because we have not signed United Nations convention", Rajnath Singh was quoted to have said.
It was her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on 25 August sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh.
Foreign aid groups said that made them a target of local hostility-and many have reined in or stopped their operations for safety reasons.
However, India had provided humanitarian assistance to Rohingya living in Bangladesh, which was "also affected by the illegal immigration of Rohingya", Mr. Singh said.
Bangladesh said earlier Thursday that it had treated more than 2,350 Rohingya refugees injured as they fled Myanmar, including bullet and machete wounds and trauma from landmines.
Taslima questioned if Bangladesh would offer refuge to the Rohingyas, if they were not Muslims, but Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, or Jews.
On September 22, the tribunal will make a conclusion based on oral testimonies on the atrocities and give findings to global bodies, especially the United Nations, for further action to be taken against Myanmar to end the violence.
The move comes amid a mounting diplomatic spat between the two countries, with Britain saying Wednesday it had suspended all educational training courses for the Myanmar military over concerns of rights abuses in Rakhine state.
File Photo: Smoke is seen on Myanmar's side of border as Rohingya refugees get off a boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017.
Communal tensions remain sky high across Rakhine where raids by Rohingya militants at the end of last month sparked a massive army crackdown and an unprecedented exodus of the Muslim group which the United Nations has called "ethnic cleansing".
"National races" refers to officially recognised indigenous ethnic groups.
The new funding brings USA humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons in Burma and refugees from Burma in the region to almost $95 million in FY 2017, and it reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people.
On Tuesday, Britain said it had suspended a military training programme in Myanmar and French President Emmanuel Macron condemned "unacceptable ethnic cleaning" and said he would launch a UN Security Council initiative to ensure humanitarian access and an end to the violence.
She said aid workers "managed to engage the people in dialogue, communicating that we work transparently and were there for everyone in need", and were eventually left alone with the supplies.
And, in Canada, Ms May appeared flat-footed when Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, revealed he had personally spoken with Ms San Suu Kyi, to urge her to pull back.