States Asked To Identify Rohingyas, Collect Biometric Data: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh

Kolkata, Oct 1 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that states have been directed to identify Rohingya refugees in their territories so that the Modi government  can act through diplomatic channels with Myanmar.

“States have been told to identify them (Rohingyas). They have to take their biometrics also. After that they’ll send report to the Centre. Then Central government will initiate action through diplomatic channels with Myanmar and get it resolved,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said at a meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council on Monday in Kolkata.

Rajnath Singh had earlier said all Rohingyas in India were “illegal immigrants” as none of them had applied for asylum as refugees, asked opposition parties not to make it a “political issue”.

“The presence of Rohingyas are not only confined to the northeastern states. They have reached south Indian states including Kerala,” Singh told

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