Govt in talks to send Rohingyas ‘back to their countries’: Union Minister

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Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said that the government is in talks to send the Rohingyas back to their countries and that illegal immigrants won’t be given shelter in India, reported ANI.

“They’re (AAP govt) ready to compromise national security for vote bank politics. National security is of utmost importance to us &like we’ve said before, illegal immigrants won’t be given shelter here; MEA in talks to send them back to their countries,” he added.

“I’d like to clarify, HMO has articulately said that Rohingya illegal migrants won’t be considered citizens of India. They will be sent back; MEA is in talks for the same. This is the last statement,” he further said.

“Rohingyas who live here and are illegal migrants are given free water, electricity, ration; now even flats were to be given to them by Delhi govt… they have lied again, distributed ‘Revdis’… why could he (CM Kejriwal) not ready detention centres,” Thakur was quite as saying by ANI.

On Wednesday, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, tweeted that India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge in the country and all Rohingya refugees would be shifted to EWS flats in the east Delhi’s Bakkarwala area.

But in the evening, he shared the Home Ministry statement clarifying the issue of Rohingya illegal foreigners and said it “gives out the correct position”.

In the statement, the Home Ministry said, “With respect to news reports in certain sections of media regarding Rohingya illegal foreigners, it is clarified that the MHA has not given any directions to provide EWS flats to Rohingya illegal migrants at Bakkarwala in New Delhi.”

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