Jammu: In the midst of several protests happening in parts of the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh said that the Central government will deport the Rohingyas from the country.
“The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is applicable across the country including in Jammu and Kashmir. By implication, what will happen here is that the next move will be in relation to the Rohingyas,” said Singh.
“Jammu had a sizeable population of Rohingyas and a list would be prepared and their biometrics would also be collected. They’ll have to leave India and details being worked out. CAA doesn’t give them leverage. The government is considering ways to deport them,” he added.
“They are not part of the six religious minorities in three neighbouring states. They are from Myanmar. So, they have to go back as they are not eligible for Indian citizenship under this act,” Singh said.