Centre asked states not to give any documents to Rohingyas

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said all states have been asked to conduct a survey of Rohingya Muslims living in the country, but have been cautioned against providing any legal documents to the community that would help the latter claim Indian citizenship.

He was responding to questions about the steps taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to deport the Rohingyas.

“Advisory was issued to them (all states) that no document should be given to them (Rohingyas) so that they claim citizenship of the country in future,” the Minister told a press conference here.

Singh said the process of deportation of the community would begin once the survey information from all the states reaches the Ministry. (AGENCIES)