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Hailing statement of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to prepare data bank of Rohingyas- illegal foreigner settlers in Jammu and Kashmir state, Team Jammu today said that the state government must positively respond to directions of Union Ministry for Home Affairs in specific time-bound manner.

Addressing executive committee meeting of Team Jammu, chairman of Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal said that “No doubt advisories have been passed by the Center but here in Jammu and Kashmir there seems to be no takers as instead of initiating steps in this regards, developments are turning the other way round. While Centre has cautioned all state governments against providing documents to these illegal foreigner settlers, shockingly, certain local administrative officials in J&K are hand in glove with these foreigners and are providing them official documents like Adhar Cards and even State Subjects”.

People of Jammu are against the settlement of Rohingyas from Myanmar in Jammu and Ladakh, both strategically vital for national security but authorities appear to be non serious in dealing with this security threat.

“Civil society groups are urging the authorities to deport forthwith the illegally settled Rohingyas and Bangladeshi from the state, as they pose a threat to not only the security of Jammu province, but also to the nation”, Mr Zorawar Singh Jamwal said.

He recalled that one of the two foreign militants killed in a shootout in Kashmir two year back turned out to be a native of Myanmar and a military official called them a ticking time bomb.

Demanding immediate steps to be taken up by state government for deportation of foreign nationals, chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal said, “An atmosphere is being created in Jammu to make the living of the local populace difficult and this is just a part of big conspiracy being hatched to force migration of people of Jammu from their own land.”

“Deliberate and successful attempt has been made by certain ‘unforeseen forces’ for changing the demography of Jammu and its suburbs, he said and cautioned that these settlements are a grave threat to the internal security as these people provide all possible support and shelter to the anti-nationals to carry out not only attacks on security forces, but also are involved in the menace of drugs, thefts and all sorts of crimes without being traced.  Security forces also see the Rohingya population as a “potential threat in the militancy-hit state close to a hostile neighbour.