The Supreme Court on Friday, issued notice on a PIL filed by BJP leader, Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking immediate steps for deportation of all illegal infiltrators and immigrants, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas.

A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde has tagged the petition along with writ filed by Mohmmed Salimullah in 2017, against deportation of illegal Rohingya infiltrators who have been detained in Jammu. The Supreme Court has reportedly reserved order in the said matter.

Upadhyay seeks in his petition directions to the Central and State Governments to identify, detain and deport all illegal immigrants, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas within an year.

The petition avers that large scale infiltrators, particularly from Myanmar and Bangladesh, have threatened the demographic structure of bordering districts of India and have seriously impaired the security and integrity of the nation.

The petition also refers to the 175th Law Commission report which noted the entry of illegal migrants into India poses a grave threat to India’s democracy and security, especially in border areas like Jammu & Kashmir and eastern states. The Law Commission Report had also stated that the illegal influx from Bangladesh has remained unabated and has acquired “frightening proportions”.

The petition thus urges that large tracts of land in sensitive international border areas is occupied by foreigners posing a grave threat to India’s security.

The petition further underscores the point that the border districts of Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have recorded alarming growth of population, disproportionately higher than the national average.

The petition also quotes a report submitted by Governor of Assam in 1998 to the Union Government which stated that, “The unabated influx of illegal migrants threatens to reduce the Assamese people to a minority in their own State as happened in Tripura and Sikkim…”

The plea also highlights the fact that many Rohingyas have been found to indulge in anti-national activities such as mobilization of funds through Hawala channels, procuring fake Indian identity documents for other Rohingyas and human trafficking. Many of them have even managed to procure PAN card, Aadhaar card, Ration cards and Voter cards.

The petition thus urged stern action to be taken against travel agents, government employees and other facilitators who enable the illegal infiltrators and immigrants to procure the aforementioned government issued Indian identity cards.

The petitioner also sought direction to government for amending concerned laws to make illegal migration and infiltration a cognizable non-bailable and non-compoundable offence.

The petition also stated that such illegal infiltrators and immigrants cannot be granted protection under provisions of Convention Relating to the /Status of Refugees, 1951 and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967, since India is not a signatory to either of them.

It is welcome that nationalist minded citizens with legal expertise like advocate Ashwini Upadhyay have moved the Supreme Court to address the important issue of illegal infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims and Rohingya Muslims which is increasing Muslim population in many border districts exponentially overwhelming the indigenous people.

Pertinently, NIA and other security agencies had caught many jihadist Bangladeshi Islamists with explosives and bombs. These jihadi Islamists had fled Bangladesh and infiltrated in West Bengal as they were facing the heat of Bangladeshi authorities for plotting to murder Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena.

Similarly, Rohingya Muslims can be seen settled near sensitive army camps in Jammu endangering the security of our armed forces. Many Rohingyas in Jammu are also involved in facilitating jihadi terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, like the Sunjwan army camp attack in 2018.

While there are scores of lawyers like Prashanth Bhushan, Colin Gonsalves, indira Jaisingh, Kamini Jaiswal etc to root for illegal infiltrators, as the Islamists have a well organised plan to force India to host teeming Islamist jihadis who are accused of attacking Hindus and Buddhists in the country of their origin, be it Bangladesh or Myanmar. Why should people who show no humanity towards non-Muslims be given refuge, as indulging in such follies would gradually make Hindus minorities in India and becoming victims of majoritarian political Islam.

It is hoped that the Supreme Court does not indulge in judicial overreach and try to force the central government to host the illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya infiltrators who are a threat to India’s demographic identity and security. Advocate Ashwini Upadhay’s PIL seeking immediate deportation of illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingyas is a very welcome move to secure India’s integrity and identity.


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