|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Mar 7: On Sunday, former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Kavinder Gupta said that 'it's time to deport Rohingyas to their country'. The administration of Jammu and Kashmir 'apprehended' at least 168 Rohingya refugees in Jammu, on Saturday. Over 1.1 million Rohingyas fled the Rakhine state and crossed borders in 2017 seeking shelter in India and Bangladesh, after troops in Myanmar burned several Rohingyan homes, raped their women, and killed several of them.
While speaking with Republic, the former Deputy Chief Minister of J&K said that after regaining power there was a delay but BJP has always fulfilled whatever they have said.
"From the very beginning in BJP's agenda, Rohingyas who have come from outside and settled in India should be deported and the process has started. In 2018, we started counting their numbers but when BJP came back in power in 2019 some things were delayed. But if we talk about BJP's agenda, we have always done what we said, be it Ram temple or Article 370. Now the time has come for them to be sent back to their country", he said.
Gupta also added that there should be a probe on how these refugees crossed 10 states and entered India.