The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday took the displaced Rohingya population in Jammu to a circle of over 150 immigrants as part of a verification process.
“We will go one day. It is just that the situation in Myanmar is not safe for us. The police are calling our people [in Jammu]. “Thirteen men were asked to visit police stations on Saturday,” said Salamatullah, a Rohingya Muslim who survived the massacre in Myanmar on Saturday.
He said that there were Rohingya families, where the elders were circled and the children were left behind. “I thank India for the hospitality and giving us the opportunity to earn our livelihood. But the children who are left behind after the latest drive are crying inconsolably. They should be allowed to meet their families.
Another Rohingya man, whose brother-in-law was also detained, said he would fear his life if he was deported to Myanmar. “It is known that about 1 million Muslims were killed in Myanmar. The army has also taken the Prime Minister in custody. If we are deported, we fear for our lives.
Rohingyas were seen fleeing camps set up in many areas of Jammu.
According to official estimates, around 6,500 are living there.
Official sources said that a verification process was started on Saturday on the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and more than 150 people including children, men, women and the elderly were assembled at the MAM Stadium. Sources said that many have been kept in “holding centers”.
However, police sources said that no one was taken into custody on Sunday.
Congress leader Salman Nizami questioned the government’s move. “There are 7,690 Tibetan and 5,743 Rohingya refugees in Jammu. But 155 Rohingyas were sent to the centers. Verification for Rohingyas only because they are Muslims? This exposes the Islamophobic and inhuman nature of the BJP government! “.