JAMMU, JUN 12: Castigating opposition parties for maintaining stoic silence on the decision of Union Home Ministry to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bhartiya Janta Party has said, “The eerie silence maintained by the opposition parties and other self-proclaimed saviours of Jammu is not only perplexing but smells of a conspiracy. Those who brought Rohingyas to Jammu for the sake of vote-bank politics are now worried about they being deported thus giving a serious dent to their manipulations. It is obvious that they were shedding crocodile tears so far to exploit public sentiments, while their political agenda is to ensure their presence in Jammu. Rather than hailing and appreciating the announcement of the Union Ministry, these parties have gone into hibernation. While rest of the nation has welcomed the decision and hailed the Government for its bold move, silence on part of the dual-faced politicians of the opposition parties has badly exposed them.”
Brig Gupta also took to task those who had called for a Jammu Bandh in recent past on the issue of Rohingyas and made tall pronouncements regarding their ouster and blamed BJP for inaction. Congress leadership which had used the Bar Association’s shoulder to fire its gun must come out in the open and clarify to the people of Jammu as to what is their actual stand on the issue, demanded the Spokesperson. Congress cannot have a dual policy on the issue which varies according to the region. Brig Gupta demanded that Congress President must state his party’s stand in unambiguous terms for people of Jammu to know where the Congress stands on this critical issue. Even if there is deliberate attempt to ignore the Government’s decision by the dual-faced coterie, it is adequate to expose them since they are feeling uneasy because of the Government’s bold decision. “Come what may, the studied silence of the opposition is worthy of scorn and deserves to be condemned by all right-minded people,” said Brig Gupta.
Brig Gupta further elaborated that a few leaders of these parties, who were actively involved in facilitating illegal settlement of the Rohingyas in Jammu, are now feeling scared of falling prey to the long arm of justice, since the Government has announced to initiate legal action against those who provided them documents like Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving Licence and Ration Card etc. Is this also a cause of their possible silence, exclaimed Brig Gupta,