India to deport 10,000 Rohingya Muslims from occupied Kashmir

Kashmir (IINA) – India plans to deport nearly 10,000 Rohingya Muslims from Indian-held Kashmir, according to media reports.

The decision, based on a proposal by the state government in Jammu and Kashmir, was made following a high-level meeting by the central government and it was endorsed by both the state and federal government, which are working to implement it, The Express Tribune News reported.

The Ministry is exploring ways and means to identify and deport the Rohingya Muslims from the State, the New Indian Express quoted a Union Home Ministry official after the meet.

The newspaper further claims the Rohingyas Muslims are accused of raising funds for militant activities through drug trafficking and smuggling by the country’s intelligence services.

Between 5,000 � 10,000 Rohingya Muslims reportedly entered Indian-occupied Kashmir through Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Myanmar border.

Myanmar’s government considers the estimated 800,000 Rohingya in the country to be foreigners, while many citizens see them as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and view them with hostility, the BBC reports.

The country has been accused by UN officials of committing ‘crimes against humanity.’ According to AFP, the United Nations human rights body agreed in March to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape, and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The 47-member state forum adopted a resolution by consensus, brought by the European Union (EU), that called for ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims.

Source: International Islamic News Agency