BSF, Assam rifles deployed to stop further infiltration of illegal Rohingyas: Home Minister

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on July 31 informed Lok Sabha that the Border Security Force and Assam Rifles have been deployed to stop further infiltration of illegal Rohingyas to country.

While replying to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue in the Parliament, Home Minister Singh said, “Border Security Force and Assam Rifles are deployed to stop further infiltration of Rohingyas. The centre has issued an advisory to states to monitor those who have already come and kept them at one place and not let them spread. States also have the right to deport them.”

While speaking during the monsoon session Singh added, “Once we get the exact data on NRC, “We will give it to the MEA and the MEA along with the coordination with the Myanmar government will take action on the deportation of Rohingyas.”

Giving a befitting reply to Home Minister Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s Sugata Bose said, “External Affairs Ministry is conducting ‘operation insaniyat’ for Rohingyas in Bangladesh. There are 40,000 Rohingyas in India, will we show insaniyat for only those who are in Bangladesh? “

Terming Bose’s statement “unfortunate”, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said, “This is an unfortunate statement by him(TMC’s Sugata Bose). India is probably the only country which has adopted such a soft approach to refugees. We also told Myanmar that we are ready to assist them in providing facilities to Rohingyas when they return.”

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav moved adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over NRC Assam draft.