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Detection, deportation of illegal Rohingya immigrants continuous process: MEA

New Delhi , Aug 18 : Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Friday informed that over 40,000 Rohingyas are staying in India illegally, and their detection and deportation is a continuous process.

At a press conference here, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there a written statement was issued on the matter by the Minister of State of Home in the Rajya Sabha on August 9.

"The statement is very clear and says that as per available data more than 14,000 Rohingya are presently registered by Indian authorities. However, some inputs say that almost 40,000 Rohingya are staying in India, illegally," Raveesh Kumar said.

He further said that the central government is invested to detect and deport illegal foreigners under section 32C of the foreigner act.

Although he said that, as the matter has been present in the Parliament, it is a parliamentary matter.

In recent reports the National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the plans of the Government of India to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar, who are residing in various parts of India.

It has issued a notice to the Union Home Ministry, through its Secretary, calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.

(ANI | 3 years ago)