New Delhi, July 31: Speaking on the issue of Rohingya refugee and illegal immigrants who managed to get voting rights and Aadhaar cards, home minister Rajnath Singh said that the Border Security Force and Assam Rifles have been deployed to stop further infiltration of Rohingyas.While Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose cornered Modi government on adopting double standards on Rohingyas.
External Affairs Ministry is conducting 'operation insaniyat' for Rohingyas in Bangladesh. There are 40,000 Rohingyas in India, will we show insaniyat for only those who are in Bangladesh?: Sugata Bose,TMC in Lok Sabha
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Trinamool Congress MP and Professor Bose said it is unfortunate that India is deporting Rohingya when we as a country is known for humanity. On one hand the Indian government is helping Rohingya in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh which is providing shelter to over nine lakh refugee. We are sheltering only 40,000 Rohingya and we want to deport them?
“External Affairs Ministry is conducting ‘operation insaniyat’ for Rohingyas in Bangladesh. There are 40,000 Rohingyas in India, will we show insaniyat for only those who are in Bangladesh?.”
“I have issued an advisory to states to monitor those who have already come and keep them in one place and not let them spread. States also have the right to deport them,”Rajnath Singh said.
Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant raised the issue of Rohingya refugee getting voting rights and how some of them have Aadhaar cards now. Many of them are not even refugee, they are illegal immigrants.
He further claimed that the northeastern border is porus which enables Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants to enter India.He wants to know how many Rohingya were deported from India so far.
MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju replied that no Rohingya will be getting any legal document to show they are Indians. If there are evidence, the member may produce the details, we’ll investigate, he says.
Rijiju said, “Our borders with Bhutan and Myanmar are not fenced, but the border security have ensured no illegal migration through these routes.”
Rajnath Singh said, “All States have been asked to ennumerate the number of Rohingya in their region. Assam Rifiles are also ensuring that illegal migration don’t happen.”
On the issue of deporting Rohingya, we are collating the details with External Affairs Ministry and the States, he adds.
MoS Kiren Rijiju says our priority is to protect our citizens firsts. We are ready to help Rohingya deported to India to resettle in Myanmar. He also says India is providing shelter to millions of refugee.
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