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JAMMU: Flaying the Union Government and the previous BJP-PDP alliance for delay and deny tactics over the deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu region amid brewing public anger, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and former Minister appealed to the civil society, intellectuals and social organisations to come forward on a common platform to get rid of the menace of illegal immigrants which posed a serious threat to the security of Dogra land besides its identity and culture.
While launching a scathing attack on BJP, Singh asked the Central Government to come out with a concrete action plan to deport these unlawful foreign immigrants to their native countries without any further delay or else be prepared to face public fury.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Harsh Dev Singh said that each time a demand was raised for their deportation; the Home Ministry came out with the stereotype reply that states had been asked to carry out their enumeration and collect biometric details. He said last time the reply in Parliament by MHA had further given indications of involving External Affairs Ministry also in the process and suggesting thereby that no action had been initiated till date to evict the illegally settled foreigners in the State.
Describing the Rohingyas as the biggest threat to the communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Pradesh, he said that their settlement in Jammu and provision of all facilities to them despite government considering them as illegal immigrants was also a subject matter of probe. He said that despite their proven links with the militant outfits and their suspected role in terror attacks, the GoI besides erstwhile BJP partnered State Government had not responded to the alarming situation which had vitiated peace and caused public unrest in the entire region.
“Despite several directives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the BJP in the coalition remained dormant and turned a blind eye on the issue to please its Kashmir centric ally for the greed of power. With GoM constituted earlier by the previous govt to take measures for deportation of illegal foreigners turning defunct, another commission proposed by the saffron party which was supposed to be headed by a sitting High Court judge also remained elusive,” he added.
Rebuking the reply of the GoI to the questions in the Parliament during the last session, Singh took jibe on Minister for Home Affairs Raj Nath Singh and MoS Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju for their stereotype answers.
Accusing the Congress, BJP, NC, PDP of facilitating Rohingyas settlement in the State, Harsh further pointed out that previous saffron flavoured government in the State was squarely responsible for providing civic amenities to them.
While asserting that their early deportation was the need of the hour, Harsh called upon the Government of India to take up the matter on priority keeping the national interest in consideration. He cautioned the MHA to immediately act and deport the natives of Myanmar and Bangladesh from J&K at the earliest otherwise their soaring population here could prove catastrophic.
Parshotam Parihar State Secretary Panthers Trade Union was also present.
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