Tribune News Service
New Delhi, 25 October
Amid controversy over the alleged settling of Rohingya infiltrators in different parts of the country, the BJP government in Karnataka has opposed a BJP leader’s PIL before the Supreme Court seeking to “identify all illegal migrants and infiltrators, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas”. A demand has been made to direct them to be taken into custody and deported.” within one year”.
The Karnataka government said it has no immediate plans to deport 72 Rohingyas living in Bengaluru. In a “statement of objection” filed before the top court, it sought dismissal of Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay’s plea “in the interest of justice”, calling the grounds raised by him “self-serving” and “untenable in law”. ” relaxed me.
“Bengaluru City Police has not kept Rohingya in any camp or detention center under its jurisdiction. However, 72 Rohingyas identified in Bengaluru city are working in different areas and Bengaluru City Police has not taken any coercive action against them,” the Karnataka government said while submitting the list of Rohingyas residing in Bengaluru.
In March this year, the Supreme Court had issued notice on Upadhyay’s PIL seeking a direction to the Center and states to trace, detain and deport all illegal migrants within a year. He also wanted the apex court to direct the Center and the states to declare forged or forged PAN, Aadhaar number, passport, ration and voter card and other such documents as non-bailable and non-compoundable offences.
Alleging large-scale entry of illegal migrants, especially from Myanmar and Bangladesh, Upadhyay, in his PIL filed in 2017, had said that it not only threatened the demographic composition of the border districts but also seriously affected national security. happened.
“The demographic structure in the country has changed with illegal immigration from Myanmar and Bangladesh, especially in the border districts. Border districts of Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have recorded population growth above the national average. Illegal immigrants We are using West Bengal as a corridor to go to other parts,” he submitted.
72 identified in Bangalore
- The Karnataka government has termed the grounds raised by the BJP leader as ‘voluntary’ and ‘unforgivable in law’.
- The Bengaluru City Police has not kept the Rohingya in any camp or detention center under its jurisdiction.
- However, 72 Rohingyas identified in Bengaluru city are working in different areas and the police have not taken any coercive action against them.