Jammu: Hundreds of people here joined a protest march demanding deportation of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi nationals from Jammu.
Shouting slogans ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Rohingyas, Bangladeshis Ko Baahar Nikalo’, hundreds of people took out the rally under the banner of ‘Jammu Citizen Forum’.
The rally started from Vivevkananda Chowk on foot and after covering markets and bazaars of Old Jammu, it culminated outside the Raj Bhawan.
The rallyists, carrying anti-Rohingya placards and banners besides Indian national flag, were welcomed by the locals en route Raj Bhawan.
‘Jammu Citizens Forum’, an amalgam of civil society members comprising retired bureaucrats, police personnel, lawyers, journalists, Chamber of Commerce and Industries and many social organisations has been active in raising voice against alleged discrimination with Jammu.
Meanwhile, on reaching Raj Bhawan, six-member delegation, submitted memorandum to Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor N N Vohra.
“We have apprised to the Principal Secretary that Rohingyas should immediately be deported from Jammu as situation is alarming in the region,” Harsh Dev Singh, Member Jammu Citizen Forum told reporters outside the Raj Bhawan.
Rohingya’s are indulged in drug trafficking, criminal activities and in one of the cases, killing of one of the Rohingyas in Tral encounters clears that they also have links with terrorist outfits and they are also acting as operatives of ISIS,” Singh alleged.
Another member Zorawar Singh Jamwal said, “we will keep fighting unless this population is not deported from Jammu. Jammu is a nationalist place and elements emerging as threat in future for people of Jammu, will not be acceptable.”
“The Principal Secretary has assured the Forum that the matter will be taken up with the right corner for further action,” said Mr Jamwal.
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