New Delhi, September 18: Central government in its affidavit submitted to Supreme Court has clearly stated that the Rohingya Muslis poses serious threat to the security of India and many of the Rohingyas figure in the suspected sinister designs of ISI/ISIS and other extremist groups.The Centre told SC that Centre submitted that the total number of such illegal immigrants into our country would be more than 40,000 approximately as on date. It is also submitted that continuance of Rohingyas’ illegal immigration into India and their continued stay in India, apart from being absolutely illegal, is found to be having serious national security ramifications and has serious security threats.
Many of the Rohingyas figure in the suspected sinister designs of ISI/ISIS and other extremist groups. The centre in the affidavit said that It is also found by the central government that many of the Rohingyas figure in the suspected sinister designs of ISI/ISIS and other extremists groups who want to achieve their ulterior motives in India including that of flaring up communal and sectarian violence in sensitive areas of the country.
Some Rohingyas are indulging in illegal/anti-national activities i.e. mobilization of funds through hundi/hawala channels. The centre also said that it is observed that some Rohingyas are indulging in illegal/ anti-national activities i.e mobilization of funds through hundi/hawala channels, procuring fake/fabricated Indian identity documents for other Rohingyas and also indulging in human trafficking. They also using an illegal network for entry of the others in India. Many of them have managed to acquire fake/fraudulently obtained Indian identity documents i.e. PAN Card and voter cards.
There are serious potential and possibility of an eruption of violence against the Buddhists who are Indian citizens by Rohingyas. The centre said, “some of the Rohingyas with militant background are also found to be very active in Jammu, Delhi. Hyderabad, Mewat, and have been identified as having a very serious and potential threat to the internal/national security of India.”
Centre has contemporaneous from security agencies inputs indicating links of some unauthorized Rohingyas with Pakistan terror organization. The centre noted that illegal influx of Rohingyas in significant numbers, have started into the territory of India since 2012-13 and the central government has contemporaneous from security agencies inputs and other authentic material indicating linkages of some unauthorized Rohingyas with Pakistan terror organization and similar organizations operating in other countries.
However, the centre also said that provisions of Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967 cannot be relied upon by the petitioner since India is not a signatory of either of them. Centre also said that the total number of such illegal immigrants into our country would be more than 40,000 approximately as on date.
The Central government in its affidavit submitted to Supreme Court said that the Rohingyas’ illegal immigration into India and continued to stay possess a serious threat to national security with not only terrorism but also with violence. “Illegal migrant has no right to move under Article 32, so the writs are not maintainable,” The Central government added.
After, the affidavit was filed by central government the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has adjourned the hearing to October 3. The plea was filed by two refugees Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir. The petition has the ministry of home affairs, National Human Rights Commissions and United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) as respondents.
Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory on the 8th of August this year which was circulated to all the states and Union Territories noted that Rohingya Muslims possess a great threat to country and countrymen, therefore the administration should identify all the illegal immigrants and deport them immediately. Rohingyas currently stay in Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana etc.
After the advisory was released, a former Hizbul Mujahideen commander and the head of a newly created al-Qaeda's Kashmir cell Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind Zakir Musa released an audio message on YouTube channel Ansar Ghazwa and warned the Indian government against deporting Rohingya Muslims in Jammu.
The warning given by so-called Jihadist Musa who is actually a coward terrorist has proved the point that these Rohingyas possess a great threat to the country. Musa group and many other terrorist organizations are actually trying to use Rohingyas against India and that is why they are so the concern of these Muslim refugees.
For India, Rohingyas have emerged as one of the biggest problems as some political parties to seek votes want them to stay in the country but the central government has kept its stance very clear to deport these refugees as they possess a threat to the country.
WHO ARE ROHINGYAS?
Rohingyas are ethnic Muslims of Myanmar living in Rakhine province in the Arakan region. Following clashes between dominant Buddhist communities in Myanmar, a large number of the Rohingya Muslims were forced to leave their country beginning 2012. The government of Myanmar does not recognize Rohingya Muslims as citizens. They are effectively stateless people since 1982 when Myanmar passed a new citizenship law.
Officially, Myanmar government refused to recognize the Rohingya as an ethnic group.In 2015, Myanmar stated that as terminology, Rohingya had "never been included among over 100 national races of Myanmar." It says that Rohingya Muslims are mainly Bengali's settling in the country illegally after Myanmar's independence in 1948 and in the aftermath of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
On the other hand, there are some references saying that Rohingyas had settled in the Arakan region as early as 15th century. Rohingya Muslims claim that they are native to the Arakan region. The term Rohingya is said to have its origin in word Rakhanga or Roshanga. Arakan's another local name is Rohanga.