Harsh seeks early deportation of Rohingyas, Bangladeshis

NEW DELHI, 15: Peeved over the previous unholy alliance for hoodwinking the people over the much awaited deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu region amid brewing public anger, a deputation led by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and former Minister submitted a detailed memorandum in the MHA seeking the indulgence of the Home Minister Rajnath Singh to deport these unlawful foreign immigrants to their native countries without any further delay. Describing the Rohingyas as the biggest threat to the communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu, Harsh Dev Singh lambasted the criminal apathy of the previous State govt over the issue resulting in massive public outrage. He said that despite proven criminal record of Rohingyas and their suspected role in terror attacks, the BJP partnered dispensation had not responded to the alarming situation which could vitiate peace in the ‘city of temples’. Reminding the Home Minister regarding the Saffron Party’s resolution in its WC meeting in April 1st this year held at Suchetgarh regarding enquiry into the role of politicians in their illegal settlement in Jammu Pradesh, he said that such moves were made only for public consumption to divert attention of public. He said that the said resolution recommended to the Govt to constitute a commission headed by a sitting High Court judge to inquire into the circumstances leading to their settlement and fix responsibility of persons involved in the activity. “With GoM constituted earlier by the erstwhile govt turning defunct, the newly proposed commission also remained nowhere in sight. It seemed that the previous State government was not bothered to contemplate any move to deport these foreign immigrants despite public revulsion which had reached its peak. BJP in the alliance was keeping the Kashmir centric leaders and the separatists in good humour by shelving the most dangerous issue which had been haunting Jammu region for a long time now”, dismayed Harsh said. Accusing the Congress, NC, PDP of openly supporting Rohingyan settlement in the State, Harsh Dev Singh further brought to the notice of Home Minister that previous BJP-PDP combine was squarely responsible for providing civic amenities to them. He said that it was a bitter truth that the number of illegal foreign immigrants posing a demographic threat to Jammu region had soared under BJP rule with thousands of Rohingyas camping in Jammu and Samba districts. They had illegally raised fabricated slums at several congested colonies in Jammu city and managed to procure PRCs, Aadhar cards, Ration cards, free water connections under the tutelage of the BJP-PDP dispensation. They were provided around 8000 electricity connections in their localities on a negligible tariff which was nearly ‘free’ as per the disclosures made in an RTI reply. Their children were seeking admissions in Govt. schools on the basis of fake documents while the local eligible children were divested of their legitimate rights, Harsh submitted in the memorandum. He mentioned that these immigrants described as ‘ticking time bombs’ by the intelligentsia had been found active in fuelling narco smuggling, human trafficking, child abductions, sacrilegious acts, border crossing, etc. He added that they were also enjoying the patronage of the radical terror outfits like JeM, HM and DeM with their suspected involvement in the recent terror attack on Sunjwan Army camp. Singh while describing their early repatriation as the need of the hour, called upon the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to personally intervene into the serious issue to immediately deport the natives of Myanmar and Bangladesh from J&K at the earliest in view of the alarm created in Jammu city and its adjacent peripheries. He submitted that the failure in their repatriation from Jammu Pradesh would lead to the consequences disastrous enough to foment trouble like Kashmir valley.