2 crore illegal immigrants in India: Nation faces security threat, change in demographic pattern
There are over 2 crore illegal immigrants in India. While the Centre has stated that many pose a security threat, the other concern is that these persons are sourcing ration, Aadhaar and voter identity cards. This will change the demographic pattern in the country, senior officials in the Home Ministry say.
Home Ministry estimates suggest that there are nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims across India. The highest number is found in Jammu and Kashmir and as per records 11,000 are registered with the UNHCR. Data also suggests that there are nearly 2 crore illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and in its submission to the Supreme Court, the centre would say that it intends to deport all of them.
Most of the illegal immigrants had take shelter in Haryana, Jammu, Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the Centre says.
The Supreme Court while hearing a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslims had sought the Centre's stand on the issue of deportation. The Centre will submit its reply on September 11 when the court hears the matter. In its submission the Centre will not only provide data, but is also likely to elaborate on the security threat that the illegal immigrants pose.