Illegal immigrants from Myanmar are gradually spreading their foot prints across different district headquarters of Jammu division. So far their presence is reported from 4 out of 10 districts of Jammu division. Their total strength has also recorded an upward trend in the recent months.
Despite organising series of awareness programmes and seminars, the PDP-BJP government has failed to check entry of illegal immigrants.
Between January 2017 and January 2018 their total strength has increased from 5742 to 6523.
Ironically, the total number of Rohingyas without refugee cards has also recorded an upward trend raising eyebrows in the security establishment.
Most of these Rohingyas are camping closer to vital security installations such as Channi Himmat Police lines, Sunjwan Military Station and Nagorta based 16 Corps Headquarters.
According to the State Home Department report a total number of 3194 males and 2916 females are staying in the State with valid UNHCR cards while 413 Rohingyas are staying without these Refugee cards. Regarding the government policy towards Rohingyas, the government stated, “In the context of issues relating to the Rohingyas residing in the State, a PIL title Hunar Gupta versus State of J&K and others, has been filed in the High Court at Jammu relating to illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in the State.”
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