Rohingya Muslims in great numbers infiltrated India after being disowned by Myanmar. They fled their homes and crossed over to India to take refuge here. The three infiltration routes that the Rohingya Muslims follow are – by sea, via the Bangladesh border and via Chin area on the Myanmar border.
The Narendra Modi government informed the Rajya Sabha that it has issued detailed instructions for the deportation of Rohingya Muslims, which is a continuous process. The government left no ambiguity in its statement about these illegal Muslims living in the country. It is estimated that around 40,000 of them have infiltrated our land.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha that the Centre is vested with powers to deport foreign nationals illegally staying in the country under Section 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946.He also stated that the powers to identify, detail and deport these illegal squatters has also been delegated to state governments and UT administrations.
“The Central government has directed the state governments to constitute task force at district levels to identify and deport the illegally staying foreign nationals. Besides the issue of illegal immigration is taken up with the neighbouring countries during bilateral talks at various levels,” said Kiren Rijiju.
Some estimates say that around 5,500 to 5,700 Rohingya Muslims are living in Jammu, although the home ministry fears that the number may be over 10,000.
Deporting these Rohingya Muslims is of essence to our national security and to our demographics. They are even being used as a medium to spread terror by terror organisations.
Their living on our land is a huge detriment to our demographic structure and to the rights of Indians. The same demographic deterioration has happened in states like Assam and West Bengal where illegal Bangladeshis have infiltrated over many years, sometimes even with the help of their respective state governments. Also, benefits that Indians deserve are at times diverted to such illegal immigrants which leads to wastage of the nations resources.
With this statement of the government in Rajya Sabha, one can hope that the government will throw out these illegal residents on a priority basis. If they succeed in doing so, they’ll relieve India of a potential time-bomb.