Rohingya Muslims a threat to national security: Rajnath

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The Rohingya Muslim issue with be dealt with firmly, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said while terming it as a national security threat.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

"The illegal foreign immigrants will be strongly dealt with," Rajnath said in reply to a question about Rohingya Muslim refugees living in different parts of the country, including Jammu.

In August, the Centre had declared that the Rohingyaspose serious security challenges as they may be recruited by terror groups, and asked the state governments to identify and deport them.

A communication issued by the Union ministry of home affairs said the infiltration of these refugees from the Rakhine state of Myanmar to several parts of the country infringes on the rights of Indian citizens, besides burdening the limited resources of the country.

Last month, Union MoS for home Kiren Rijiju had said that over 40,000 Rohingyas staying illegally in India were largely located in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

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