Reacting strongly against illegal immigration in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that India’s approach towards migrants and displaced people is ‘humane’ but strongly against illegal immigration.
This was stated by the Union Home Minister during his visit to Jammu on the last day of his four-day tour to Jammu & Kashmir. Mr Singh’s ministry tweeted:
We have adopted a humane approach towards the migrants and displaced people. But we are strongly against illegal immigration: HM at Jammu
— HMO India (@HMOIndia) September 12, 2017
This is an indirect reference to thousands of Rohingya Muslims living across India. Last month, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told parliament that over 40,000 Rohingyas are staying in India illegally and measures being taken to deport them. The statement prompted two Rohingya Muslims to move the Supreme Court seeking protection against proposed deportation.
Addressing the media in Jammu, Mr Singh highlighted various measures taken for the welfare of the migrant and displaced people in the State. These included 3000 jobs to migrants from Kashmir valley, construction of 6000 Transit Accommodation in the valley, rehabilitation package of Rs 2000 crores for POJK migrants, and constitution of an expert group to study the problems faced by the people living in border areas in the State.
This was Rajnath Singh’s fifth visit to Jammu & Kashmir within the space of a year.