Legislators and activists, flagging the concern of involvement of the illegal settlers in terror activities, say that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is the fittest case for implementation of the National Register of Citizens
With the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) declaring de facto that 40 lakh people in Assam are ‘illegal immigrants’ following a Supreme Court-monitored drill, more and more Indians are demanding the deportation of illegal Rogingyas and Bangladeshi migrants from different parts of the country.
The demand to deport Rohingyas from Jammu and Kashmir was raised by Bharatiya Janata Party's MP from Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat, Jugal Kishore Sharma. During the Question Hour in Parliament, Sharma described the increasing number of Rohingyas as a serious threat to the internal security of the country. The MP urged the Narendra Modi government to set a deadline to deport Rohingyas from the State.
Supporting the demand of deporting Rohingyas, BJP Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ravinder Raina, while terming the illegal settlement of Rohingyas as a risk to the internal security of State, said," It's a high time Rohingyas were deported from Jammu and Kashmir as the State has been suffering from terror and cannot afford more loss. We have apprehensions that the ISIS and other Pakistan proxies could use them in terror activities".
Demanding NRC, the National Panthers Party President Harsh Dev Singh said," For a State like Jammu and Kashmir, an NRC is more important as the State has its own powers with Article 370 implemented." He also said that Rohingyas in Jammu had managed to get ration cards, the status of State subjects (certain state provisions of Jammu and Kashmir are still monarchy-like) and even Aadhar cards, which is a serious threat to the State. Hitting out at the BJP, Singh said, "When the BJP was in power, they were silent on the issue so as to appease their alliance partner PDP."
While many protests took place in Jammu against the illegal settlement of Rohingyas, Jammu West Assembly Movement president Sunil Dimple alleged the involvement of Rohingyas in terror activities. Dimple said," We have been demanding the deportation of Rohingyas for long. They have been involved in various terror attacks including the attack on Army camps in Nagrota, Sunjwan and the recent grenade attack on the Jammu Bus Stand." The activist submitted a memorandum to Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, advisor to Governor NN Vohra, to deport Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims from the State.
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Last Updated 31, Jul 2018, 3:18 PM