JAMMU, Mar 16: Describing the illegal settlement of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis’ in Jammu as a grave threat to the cultural, historical and religious identity of Dogras, a large number of Panthers Party activists led by party chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh staged a protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground here today seeking their immediate deportation.
The enraged protesters raised slogans of ‘Rohingyas Quit Jammu’ and ‘Bangladeshis Go Back’. They were also raising anti- Govt slogans. They were also carrying placards in their hands depicting demands.
Addressing the media on the occasion, Harsh Dev Singh said that Rohingyas who were persecuted and forced to leave Myanmar 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 under a deep rooted conspiracy. He said that the State Government had admitted on the floor of the House ( Assembly) that there were several thousands of Burmese and Bangladeshi immigrants who had been unlawfully settled in clusters along the outskirts of Jammu city and Samba and were being funded by several NGOs and Madrassas.
Describing the soaring population of Rohingyas as a potential threat to the demography of Jammu Pradesh, Singh 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 the people sitting at the helm of the affairs. He said the criminal silence of the alliance and BJP in particular over the illegal settlement of foreign nationals vindicated the ominous intentions of the dispensation to reduce Dogras to minority.
Harsh Dev regretted that while the Burmese 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 mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley followed by hegemony of separatists in Kashmir, glorification of militants, incentives and jobs to stone pelters amid the unlawful settlement of immigrants in the city of temples was undoubtedly manipulative and dangerous.
He called upon intellectual forums, social organizations, nationalist forces, youth and student organizations to get united to launch a mass agitation against the soaring menace which otherwise, would prove detrimental to the peace, tranquility and harmony of Duggar land.