Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) supremo Bhim Singh Tuesday demanded the early deportation of foreigners, including Rohingya and Bangladeshis, illegally settled in the winter capital of the state.
“The presence of these foreign nationals especially in the municipal limits of Jammu is posing a threat to peace in the region. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) should make their stand (regarding deportation) clear,” he told reporters here.
Singh said, “My statement is neither linked to politics nor against any religion or community. It is for our rights, justice and peace for which the people of the state have rendered huge sacrifices.”
The JKNPP leader said the people would not allow settlement of foreigners on their soil and “it is better that these people are deported from here.”
Accusing the ruling PDP-BJP coalition, of maintaining deliberate silence on the issue and misleading the people by giving wrong figures about the number of these illegal settlers, he said, “The number of Bangladeshi and Myanmarese in the city is over 23,000, while the government is claiming that they are only 5,000 thus misleading the public.”