State, Centre cheated Jammu over Rohingyas deportation: Panthers Party

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Jammu, Dec 9: Flaying the Union Government and the previous BJP-PDP alliance for delay and deny tactics over the deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu region amid brewing public anger, the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Sunday appealed to the civil society, intellectuals and social organisations, to come forward on a common platform and get rid of the ‘menace’ of illegal immigrants, which posed a serious threat to the security of Dogra land, besides its identity and culture.
While launching a scathing attack on BJP, JKNPP Chairman Harsh Dev Singh asked the Centre to come out with a concrete action plan to deport these unlawful foreign immigrants to their native countries without any further delay, or else, be prepared to face the public fury.
”Each time a demand was raised for their deportation; the Home Ministry came out with the stereotype reply that states had been asked to carry out their enumeration and collect biometric details,” Mr Singh told reporters.
He said last time, the reply in Parliament by MHA had further given indications of involving External Affairs Ministry also in the process and suggesting thereby that no action had been initiated till date, to evict the illegally-settled foreigners in the state.
Describing the Rohingyas as the biggest threat to the communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Pradesh, he said that their settlement in Jammu and provision of all facilities to them, despite government considering them as illegal immigrants, was also a subject matter of probe.
Singh said that despite their proven links with the militant outfits and their suspected role in terror attacks, the GoI besides erstwhile BJP partnered State govt had not responded to the alarming situation which had vitiated peace and caused public unrest in the entire region.
”Despite several directives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the BJP in the coalition remained dormant and turned a blind eye on the issue to please its Kashmir centric ally for the greed of power,” he alleged.
Accusing the Congress, BJP, NC and PDP of facilitating Rohingyas settlement in the state, Mr Singh further pointed out that previous saffron-flavoured government in the state was squarely responsible for providing civic amenities to them.
He said it was a bitter truth that the number of illegal foreign immigrants posing a demographic threat to Jammu region had soared under BJP rule, with thousands of Rohingyas camping in Jammu and Samba districts.
”Early deportation was the need of the hour and the GoI must take up the matter on priority, keeping the national interest in consideration,” he asserted.
He cautioned the MHA to immediately act and deport the natives of Myanmar and Bangladesh from J&K at the earliest, otherwise their soaring population here could prove catastrophic.