On 12th September while addressing media Home Minister Rajnath singh indicated that some action will be taken regarding the deportation of Rohingyas, who are considered to be a security threat for the state.
Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Rajnath Singh said the Centre has a tough stand towards illegal migrants but a “sympathetic view” towards those displaced within the country and the minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who have become refugees here.
“We are discussing the issue of illegal migrants and some action will be taken”, Rajnath singh said.
“We cannot rule out the possibility of a security threat and I have already cleared our stand with regards to illegal immigrants”, Rajnath singh said when asked about deportation of rohingyas as they are considered as a security threat to state.
Junior Interior Minister ‘Kiren Rijiju’ told the Parliament last month that they have directed state authorities to identify and deport Illegal Immigrants including Rohingayas. There are over 40,000 Rohingayas who are living Illegaly in India.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued identity cards to about 16,500 Rohingya in India that it says help them “prevent harbitrary arrests, detention and deportation”. But Kiren Rijiju said in an interview on the weekend that the UNHCR registration was irrelevant.