New Delhi: Rohingyas in Jammu and Kashmir: The investigation agencies probing the growing number of Rohingya refugees in Jammu and Kashmir, have revealed some shocking facts, including the presence of such people in J&K years before their mass exodus from Myanmar.
According to security agencies, the process of bringing Rohingyas to Jammu started long before racial discrimination and violence started in Myanmar. More than two dozen Rohingya families have been found who settled in Jammu during Farooq Abdullah’s government in 1999. However, the Rohingyas mass exodus from Myanmar began in 2015.
A senior official associated with the security agency said that it has now been proved that racial violence in Myanmar is not the real reason behind the arrival of Rohingya refugees in Jammu. They have been brought to Jammu from Myanmar for a long time under a large conspiracy.
Big funding from Pakistan and other countries
He said that terrorism was at its peak in Jammu and Kashmir in 1999-2000. In such a situation, ordinary people were afraid to go there. At the same time, Rohingya families travelled thousands of kilometres and started settling there. The conspiracy behind this is being investigated. According to him, there are indications that a Jammu and Kashmir-based NGO engaged in bringing and settling Rohingyas has received funds from Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia on a large scale.
Rohingya refugees already have Aadhaar and ration cards
According to the security agency official, during interrogation, many Rohingyas themselves have admitted to living in Jammu since 1999. As the investigation progresses, their numbers are expected to increase. The Rohingya refugees, who have been living for so long, also have Aadhaar and ration cards. One such family is that of Saeed Hussain. Hussain, currently residing at 258, BC Road, Dogra Hall, is now 66 years old and has been living in Jammu since 1999. A ration card and an Aadhaar card are also made in his name. He is also accompanied by his wife, four sons and daughter-in-law. Apart from this, one of his daughters Jasmin was married in 2013 to a local man named Intiyaz Ahmed of Naidkha Sultanpur in Baramulla. Hussain became a native of Jammu and Kashmir through ration card, Aadhaar card and marriage. It was revealed after an investigation started recently against Rohingya refugees.