New Delhi: The issue of Rohingya Muslims, who are living illegally in Jammu, was discussed at a high-level meeting convened by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and attended by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Braj Raj Sharma and Director General of Police S P Vaid.
“We are exploring ways on how to identify and deport the Rohingya Muslims,” a Home Ministry official said.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir government’s estimate, Rohingya Muslims are numbered at around 5,700 but it could go up to 10,000.
There are around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of India and all of them have entered illegally. Even though some of them registered with a UN refugee body, India does not recognise it. Some of the Rohingya Muslims were found to be involved in petty crime but no one was found to be involved in any major crime nor anyone has been found to be radicalised.
Rohingyas originally belong to Rakhine province of Myanmar and many of them have left the country due to persecution by the majority Buddhist community. (Agencies)