SRINAGAR: The government on Friday said that 1219 Burmese families have settled in the state, comprised of 5107 members.
Chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Syed in reply to a question by BJP MLA, Sat Paul Sharma said that the families were living in 21 colonies. As many as 186 persons of the community are without UNHCR cards.
The government denied any charges of radicalisation of this community, though some children are being provided education in six madrassas in Bathindi, Sujwan and Narwal areas of Jammu region.
“So far no complaints of radicalisation of the Burmese community or the frauds in the name of collecting funds for Burmese people have been received,” Mufti Mohammad Syed said.