Government’s Next Move is to Deport Rohingyas From the Country, Says Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh
Jammu and Kashmir: Amid ongoing protests across the country on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Union Minister of State (MOS) Jitendra Singh said the central government’s next step would be to deport the Rohingya. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act applies across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir. This means that what will happen here is that the next step will be in relation to the Rohingyas, “Singh said at a function here on Friday.
There is a large population of Rohingya in Jammu and a list will be prepared for this and their biometrics will also be collected. They will have to leave India and this is being worked out in detail. The CAA does not benefit them. He added that the government is considering ways to deport them. The Union Minister further said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which was passed by Parliament on the same day, was implemented in the central area of Jammu and Kashmir. “They (Rohingya) are not part of the six religious minorities in the three neighboring states. They are from Myanmar.
Therefore, they have to go back because they are not eligible for Indian citizenship under the Act. “Singh said. The law gives citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists, and Christian refugees coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. To India on or before December 31, 2014.