Over 5,700 Rohingya Muslims presently living in Jammu and Kashmir, informs CM Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 January 2017, 07:50 PM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Image: PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Image: PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday informed that as many as 5,700 Rohingya Muslims and 322 other foreigners are presently living in Jammu and Samba districts of the state.

In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA Sat Pal Sharma in J&K Assembly she spoke that no instances were reported of radicalizing these foreigners. If such complaint is received, appropriate action as necessary under law will be taken against the people concerned and such organization, she reiterated.

Mehbooba said some Madrasas are associated with Rohingya Muslims in the state.

She further said that no Rohingyas were found involved in militancy related incidents. However, 17 FIRs have been registered against 38 Rohingyas for various offences including those related to illegal border crossing, she added.

Some NGOs on humanitarian grounds are helping Rohingyas in cash and kind from time to time, Mehbooba said. However, strict surveillance is being kept on activity of foreigners and the organizations extending help to them, the CM added.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 07:46 PM

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