JAMMU, Jan 29: Describing the unlawful settlement of Rohingyas ( Myanmar/ Burma nations) and Bangladeshis in Jammu as a grave threat to the cultural, historical and religious identity of Dogras, Panthers Party activists led by its chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh staged a protest demonstration, seeking their immediate repatriation to the native countries.
The enraged protesters were raising slogans of ‘Rohingyas Quit Jammu’ and ‘Bangladeshis Go Back’ besides anti-Government slogans.
Addressing the media, Harsh Dev said that Rohingyas who were persecuted and forced to leave Myanmar (Burma) because of their involvement in the criminal and terror related activities had been mysteriously allowed to enter Jammu directly all the way long from their native country without being diverted to other States.
Singh said that the State Government had admitted on the floor of the State Assembly that there were several thousands of Burmese and Bangladeshi immigrants who had been unlawfully settled in the outskirts of Jammu city and Samba by several NGOs and Madrassas. He divulged that these illegal foreigners had raised fabricated shanties and slums located at some of the congested colonies including Rajiv Nagar, Qassim Nagar, Narwal, Bhathindi, Borhi, Channi Himmat, Nagrota and areas adjoining the Bahu Fort besides others.
Earlier, thousands of Tibetan Muslim refugees who were forced to flee China had also been inhabited by the State Government in the colonies located at Idgah, Badamwari and Gulshan Mohalla in Kashmir and Ladakh, he revealed.
Describing the soaring population of Rohingyas as a potential threat to the demography of Duggar land, NPP leader maintained that these people living in the colonies encircling Jammu city had clandestinely managed to procure PRCs, Identity Cards, Ration Cards, water and electricity connections by conniving with some politicians and officials in the administration.
Harsh Dev regretted that while the Rohingyas from Myanmar and Bangladeshis could manage to settle in the Jammu in recent years, unfortunately the West Pak refugees being the citizens of India were still struggling for the State subject rights since independence. He said that the events like mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, communal and fascist ideology of Separatists in Kashmir, glorification of militants and now State Government’s silence over the unlawful settlement of foreign nationals and denying PRCs to the WPRs was manipulative and dangerous for the State and the country.
He called upon intellectual forums, social organizations, nationalist forces, youth and student organizations to get united to launch a mass agitation against the settlement of foreign nationals in the city of temples. He warned the State Govt and BJP in particular to take serious cognizance of the security threat posed by the “ticking time bomb” in the wake of recent terror attacks in the State and urged the Union Home Ministry to facilitate their deportation to the native countries.