ISIS may use Rohingyas, don’t interfere in deportation: Centre to SC

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September 14, 2017

Rohingyas are a threat to national security, have links with terror groups and are likely to be used by the Islamic State, the Central government told the Supreme Court today.
The government also said “national interest warrants their deportation” and the court should not “interfere” in the proceedings.
There are intelligence inputs that some Rohingyas are linked with terror groups, the government said. These groups are very active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat.
The National Democratic Alliance-led central government had on August 9 told the parliament that more than 14,000 Rohingyas, registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, were at present staying in India.
However, sources claim that around 40,000 Rohingyas are illegally staying in the country, largely in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR region and Rajasthan.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, had earlier said the Rohingyas were “illegal immigrants” and stand to be deported. He added that India had absorbed the maximum number of refugees in the world.(Agencies)

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