Arrest of eight Rohingya Muslims in Manipur on Monday revealed their nefarious plan to enter illegally in India through West Bengal. According to reports the Rohingya refugees currently housed in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, are increasingly using the soil of West Bengal to filtrate into Indian states, a report in New Indian Express said.
This was exposed with the arrest of as many as eight Rohingya Muslim refugees in Manipur. Four of them were found to be in possession of an Aadhar Cards, the police said. How they procured the aadhar card is a matter of investigation for the government agencies.
It was alleged that one Mohd Ayub, a Bangladeshi agent, had helped the Rohingya immigrants to cross over to West Bengal. His wife Sultana is a local lady of Imphal and he had made all the arrangements for their stay and food in Manipur by contacting her.
Younus and Anwar, two of the arrested Rohingyas, landed in Manipur last week. After leaving Myanmar three years ago, they were briefly lodged at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. From there, they infiltrated into West Bengal. Later, they visited Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and finally went to Imphal.
Md. Ismail, a native of Rakhine Province, had fled to Bangladesh last year in the wake of the violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar. He made his way into West Bengal along with four minors with the help of a Bangladeshi agent. Later, they travelled up to Guwahati by train and from there went to Imphal by road.
Manipur’s Director General of Police, L M Khaute, said, “We undertook a series of drives in the past several months to detect the immigrants. They bore fruits as we managed to arrest a few of them from the India-Myanmar border town of Moreh, Tengnoupal and Imphal,” he said.
He also said that the police were examining local collusion in the preparation of fake Aadhaar cards. Last week, nine immigrants were arrested from two places of Manipur. Some of them were carrying fake Aadhaar cards, prepared by two local elements. The police had arrested the duo.
Over the past six months or so, a number of immigrants of Myanmar and Bangladesh were arrested in Manipur, prompting the state’s BJP-led government to put in place several measures to detect the infiltrators. Sensing the gravity of the problem, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said it was of utmost importance for the state government to verify all non-locals settled in the state.
Mewnwhile, the Rohingya ultras have killed 105 including 53 Hindus most of them children, a report of AMnesty International said. In its report released Wednesday the Amnest International said that they Rohingya Ultras killed 53 Hindus in one single day of August 25 last year by launching an attack on their villages. ON the same day they also indulged in largescale violence by attacking various police stations. Following this attack the police in Myanmar took very extensive campaign to drive them out and implemented it very sternly.