With the threat of terror looming large, the Union Home Ministry has directed states to identify and deport illegal immigrants. The decision comes in the wake of intelligence inputs suggesting that terror groups may use the Rohingya Muslims to further their activities.
These illegal immigrants not only infringe on the rights of Indian citizens but also pose grave security challenges. The rise of terrorism in last few decades has become a serious concern for most nations as illegal migrants are more vulnerable to getting recruited by terrorist organisations, the communication also reads.
Due to economic and political turmoil in the neighbouring countries, many enter into India.
Many are vulnerable and the chances of terror groups using them is very high. Hence a special task force be set up to identify such persons and deport them, the ministry also said.