Our Govt Will Identify Each And Every Infiltrator And Keep Them Out Of Voters List: Amit Shah

| October 5 , 2018 , 09:13 IST

Soon after 7 Rohingya immigrants were deported back to Myanmar with the approval of the Myanmar government, BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the NDA-led government will identify each and every infiltrator and keep them out of the voters' list.

"Our government will identify each and every infiltrator and ensure they are out of the voters` list. In fact, we have started the process to deport the Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar from Thursday itself," Shah said in Rajasthan's Sikar.

Deepak Kumar, IGP Assam, in a statement said that after deportation of 7 Myanmar nationals who were arrested in 2012 from Assam's Silchar for illegally entering the country, there are another 25 Myanmar nations in detention camps across the state.

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The deportation took place soon after the Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by activist Prashant Bhushan challenging the deportation of the Myanmar nationals. Those deported have been identified as Md Jamal, Mohbul Khan, Jamal Hussain, Md Yonus, Sabir Ahmed, Rahim Uddin and Md Salam, all of whom are aged between and 26-32 years.

The repatriation of the 7 illegal immigrants was arranged after "reconfirming" their willingness to return and with "full concurrence" of the Myanmarese government, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

A Union Home Ministry official said that this was the first time Rohingya immigrants were sent back to Myanmar from India, and all had been given valid travel documents by Myanmar, after the neighbouring nation verified their residences in the Rakhine state.

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The United Nations condemned India's decision to deport the 7 Rohingyas.

"Given the ethnic identity of the men, this is a flagrant denial of their right to protection and could amount to refoulement," said Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism.

She added that the Indian government has an "international legal obligation" to acknowledge the "institutionalised discrimination, persecution, hate and gross human rights violations these people have faced in their country of origin and provide them the necessary protection".