‘Strongly against illegal immigration’, says Rajnath on Rohingya Muslims

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New Delhi: Maintaining Center’s tough stand on the issue of Rohinga Muslim immigrants, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on September 12 said that the government was “strongly against illegal immigration”.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu on the last day of his four-day visit to the state, Rajnath said: “We have adopted a humane approach towards the migrants and displaced people. But we are strongly against illegal immigration.”
The statement comes in the wake of India coming under fire from the UN Human Rights Control over its threat to deport 40,000 Rohingyas.
Last week, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju had said that Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and stand to be deported. He also said that Center has instructed all states to start the deportation process.
Meanwhile, two Rohingya immigrants have approached the Supreme Court urging it to direct the central government to not deport them to Myanmmar.
The Rohingya Muslims fled to India after violence in the western Rakhine State of Myanmar.
Around 14,000 Rohingyas living in the country are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, while about 40,000 are said to be staying illegally.

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