In a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi held on Monday, discussed how to identify, arrest and deport the Rohangya Muslims settled illegally in India.
The meeting was attended by Jammu & Kashmir Chief Secretary and DGP, joint secretary (J&K) in MHA and senior BSF and intelligence officers.Around 5,500-5,700 of the
There are an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims who, after being disowned by Buddhist Myanmar, had left their homes and crossed border to take refuge in India. Around 5,500-5,700 of the Rohingya immigrants are based in Jammu alone.
According to a Senior Home Ministry official, Rohangya muslims follow three infiltration routes for entering India, which is by sea, via Bangladesh border and via Chin area on Myanmar border.
However, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has recognised around 14,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India as 'refugees'. But the Indian government did not accept this status and considered them as foreigners who entered the country illegally.
The implementation of this decision is not that easy as Myanmar does not accept them as its citizen and instead, calls them "Bengali interlopers".