Jammu Inc Wants Rohingya Refugees Out, Silent On Sharnarthis? KEA


Srinagar: Reacting sharply to the statement issued by Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu  that it would start ‘Identify and Kill Movement’ against Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees if they are not deported within one month by the J&K government, the Kashmir Economic Alliance alleged that so called movement aims at “systematic genocide of Muslims.”


KEA Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan said in a statement to Kashmir Observer Saturday that Rakesh Gupta, President CCI-Jammu has spoken of murderous intentions.


“How can you use words like ‘Identify and Kill’ in a civilized society and what is preventing the government from filing an FIR against Jammu Inc,” Khan said.


Khan said if Jammu Inc feels unsafe due to Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims, why it was silent over issue of West Pakistan refugees. “Why is Jammu Inc resorting to discrimination or is it simply part of the conspiracy to eliminate

Muslims from the map of Jammu and Kashmir as happened in 1947,” Mr Khan asked.


Khan said the statement from the Jammu Inc seems to be part of the deep rooted conspiracy and that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the Home Minister, must get an FIR registered against the backdrop of this ‘irresponsible statement’.


“Had such a statement come from Kashmir Inc, entire business community would have been labeled as terrorists and put behind the bars, but government is silent as the statement has come from Jammu.”


Khan said government failure to resolve the matter would drag the state towards another turmoil. “The Jammu Inc must introspect as what they have said, because such a biased and irresponsible statement was not expected from our brethren there,” he said.


“Jammu Inc has started giving communal color to routine issue and this is something bad and provocative and against the business interests of the twin regions of the state”, Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation said.


‘Catch and kill’ applies to West Pak refugees too: KCCI

Srinagar: Condemning the “vigilantism” of president of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the  Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) on Saturday said the “catch and kill” policy would apply to the West Pakistan refugees too.

 “KCCI strongly condemns  the Statement made by  the President Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry wherein it threatened to identify, catch and kill Rohingya refugees in Jammu,” said a statement today.

“KCCI terms the statement as uncalled for, irresponsible and divisive.”

 “The KCCI warns that same could be applicable to the West Pakistan Refugees as well. Instead of involving itself in activities beneficial for the trade and commerce, JCCI has taken upon itself the role of Vigilantalism.”

KCCI also urged the Jammu Chamber to immediately withdraw the Statement. “otherwise be ready to face consequences.” 

Demand for deportation of Rohingya’s inhuman: Tarigami

While terming the statement of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Jammu) against Rohingya and Bangladeshis refugees as inhuman, lone CPI (M) MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami urged the government to deal with the situation as per the law.

“Refugee issue is always a human issue and must be dealt humanly. In our state, there are different types of refugees and they are all outcome of tragedies. The highly provocative statement of Jammu chamber smells communal and it has the potential to turn the situation communal,” he said.

Terming the statement of the Jammu Chamber in which it has said that it would start the ‘Identify and Kill Movement’ against Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants if they are not deported within one month by the JK government, as barbaric, criminal and highly inhuman, the CPI (M) leader said, “It can create new controversies in the state. It can have serious and harmful implications for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Government must act and charge the people who made this sort of highly provocative statement against the refugees.”      

“Our state has always been an abode of communal harmony. In 1947 when whole sub-continent was burning because of communal clashes, people of this state showed the world how to live in harmony?”
      He also urged the government to take immediate steps for the safety and security of these refugees. “It is the duty of the government to provide security to these people as they are vulnerable after such provocative statements.”

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