Jammu cheated by State, Centre over Rohingyas deportation: NPP

NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh addressing media persons in Jammu on Sunday.
NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh addressing media persons in Jammu on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 9:  Flaying the Union Govt and the previous BJP-PDP alliance for delay and deny tactics over the deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu region amid brewing public anger, NPP chairman and former minister Harsh dev Singh today appealed the civil society, intellectuals and social organizations to come forward on a common plat-form to get rid of the menace of illegal immigrants which posed a serious threat to the security of this region besides identity and culture of the Dogras.
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While launching a scathing attack on BJP, Singh asked the Central Govt to come out with a concrete action plan to deport these unlawful foreign immigrants to their native countries without any further delay or else be prepared to face public fury.
While addressing the media here today, Harsh Dev said that each time a demand was raised for their deportation. The Home Ministry came out with the stereotype reply that states had been asked to carry out their enumeration and collect biometric details. He said last time the reply in Parliament by MHA had further given indications of involving external affairs Ministry also in the process and suggesting thereby that no action had been initiated till date to evict the illegally settled foreigners in the State.
Describing the Rohingyas as the biggest threat to the communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Pradesh, he said that their settlement in Jammu and provision of all facilities to them despite Govt considering them as illegal immigrants was also a subject matter of probe.  He said that despite their proven links with the militant outfits and their suspected role in terror attacks, the GoI besides erstwhile BJP partnered State Govt had not responded to the alarming situation which had vitiated peace and caused public unrest in the entire region.
With GoM constituted earlier by the previous Govt to take measures for deportation of illegal foreigners turning defunct, another commission proposed by the saffron party which was supposed to be headed by a sitting High Court judge also remained elusive. Rebuking the reply of the GoI to the questions in the Parliament during the last session, Singh took jibe on Minister for Home Affairs Raj Nath Singh and MoS Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju for their stereotype answers.