JAMMU: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Friday that if the government fails to deport Rohingya refugees from Jammu within a month, it will launch “identify and kill” movement.
The JCCI held a press conference today in “view of the growing threat perception from Bangladeshis and Rohingyas”, whom “the Chamber looks upon as criminals and drug traffickers disowned by their own coutry”.
The Chamber functionaries did not spell out what the “identify and kill” movement will entail.
“The Chamber of Commerce & Industry was the first to demand their deportation from the State of J&K as the Chamber is committed to protect the interests of the people at large in the state as a part of social corporate responsibility,” the Chamber said in a statement.
It said the state government is not a signatory to any United Nation’s treaty, nor does Article 370 allow illegal foreign settlers for any permanent settlement in the state.
“The Chamber surely is aware that the district administration has initiated process to identify such settlers and the Union government has asked details about these settlers from the state, but the Chamber feels it is not enough till these foreigners are deported from the state,” the statement added.
Chamber President Rakesh Gupta also asked the government to book under PSA the people on whose land “these foreigners have settled”.
“The Chamber feels that it shall be no offence to deal with such criminals / drug traffickers who have illegally crossed into the state of J&K and it is high time that the people at large should also shoulder and share responsibility of the security forces and deal with them as the situation demands,” the statement said.