Jammu, Jun 8: Asserting that directives have been issued to the state governments to ensure that illegal immigrants do not obtain any document to claim their citizenship rights, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that Rohingyas belong to Burma and they have to be deported.
“We have told the governments across the country to get biometrics and other details of Rohingyas while directions are also issued to ensure that illegal immigrants shall not obtain any documents, which later help them to claim citizenship of the country,” Mr Singh told reporters here on Friday evening at a press conference before wrapping up his two-day visit to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said, “Rohingyas belong to Burma and they have to go back,” adding, “once the exercise of assembling data shall be completed, it will be submitted to the Union External Ministry for further sharing it with the Burma Government so that they (Rohingyas) can be deported”.
However, on India-Pak relations, the Home Minister said, “India wants peace with Pakistan being a neighbour.”
“We want good relations with all our neighbours but Pakistan has to take the lead and show some positive signs,” said the Union Minister.
“The soil in Pakistan is being used for perpetuating terrorism and they are pushing terrorists in Kashmir to disturb peace. Pakistan has to stop all this to initiate talks for peace,” he added.
Singh however, on Kashmir situation said that five Cs formula- compassion, communication, co-existence, confidence-building and consistency, somehow achieved successes to establish the basis of a permanent solution to unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Situation has improved in Kashmir,” he added and said, “there is a huge difference in Kashmir valley during my visit. People are freely moving. Around 5000 youth attended the Sports Conclave on Thursday. These are signs of normalcy.”
Singh on extension to “Ramzan Ceasefire”, said, “for peace loving people, month of Ramadan is sacred and to respect their sentiment, we announced ceasefire but as far as future is concerned, before taking the decision of extending it, security situation will be reviewed thoroughly.”
Meanwhile Singh also said that India presently is a powerful nation.
“Pakistan suffered major damage compared to India during retaliatory action by our security forces across the border,” he responded on ceasefire violations.
On talks with Separatists in Kashmir, he said, “we are willing to hold a dialogue with everyone and I have already said that we want ‘right-minded’ people to be involved in the talks rather than ‘likeminded’.”
The Union Home Ministry has accorded its approval for enhancement of cash relief to Kashmiri migrants from the present level of R 10,000 per family per month to R 13,000 per person per month for each family, with hike of 30 percent.
This was informed by union home minister Rajnath Singh while addressing a press conference here today.
“We have decided to hike 30 percent cash relief for migrant families. The Kashmiri pandit migrants families presently getting R 10,000 per month, will now get R 13,000,” the union Home minister said and added that a formal order in this regard will be issued soon.
He further said that 5,764 West Pakistan Refugees families, living in Jammu will also get financial assistant of Rs 5.5 lakh at par with Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir and Chamb refuges.
The WPRs will get relief like other refugees and we had directed the administration to advertise and hold sepical camps, so that all 36,454 families get the benefits of central assistance.
Singh further said that Jammu has become a place of migrants and to address issue state government asked to constitute exclusive advisory board for migrants.
Singh also said that the Centre had taken up with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti the issue of FIRs against security persons.
Asked whether the government will withdraw the cases against security forces in Kashmir Valley, who are often confronted by stone pelting mobs, as they have given amnesty to stone pelters in Kashmir, he said, “Amnesty was given earlier. We have talked to chief minister in this direction (withdrawal of FIR against security force personnel)”.