Will launch ‘identify and kill movement’ against illegal Bangladeshis, Rohingyas settled in JK: Jammu Chamber

‘We warn the State and the Union Government that such settlers should be deported within one month and people on whose land they have settled be booked under PSA’

Jammu: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday said that they would launch an ‘identify and kill movement’ against the Bangladeshi and Rohingya settlers in Jammu if the government fails to deport them.

In a press conference President of the Jammu Chamber Rakesh Gupta said that there is a growing threat perception from Bangladeshis and Rogingyas, whom the chamber considers as ‘criminals and drug traffickers’ disowned by their own countries.

“The Chamber of Commerce & Industry was the first to demand their deportation from the state as the Chamber is committed to protect the interests of the people at large as a part of social corporate responsibility. It may not be out of place to mention that neither the Government of Jammu & Kashmir is signatory to any United Nations treaty nor Article 370  allows illegal foreign settlers for any permanent settlement in the state.  The Chamber surely is aware that the district administration has initiated process to identify such settlers and the Union Government has asked details about these settlers from the state, but the Chamber feels it is not enough,” said Gupta.

Gupta added, “We warn the State and the Union Government that such settlers should be deported within one month and the people on whose land these foreigners have settled be booked under PSA otherwise Chamber shall have no option but to launch ‘identify and kill movement’ against such criminals.”

He also pointed out that it won’t be an “offence” to deal with ‘criminals and drug traffickers’ who have settled in the state illegally.

“The Chamber feels that it shall be no offence to deal with such criminals/drug traffickers who have illegally crossed into the State of J&K and it is high time that the people at large should also shoulder and share responsibility of the security forces and deal with them as the situation demands,” said Gupta.

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