In a terse statement to the Supreme Court, with respect to the issue of settling Rohingyas in India, the Central Government said that neither will they allow these illegal immigrants to bully their way into the Indian landscape, nor will they accept any interference on the part of the Honorable Court with respect to the same.
To cut the long story short, The Central Government has finally decided to stand up straight on the Rohingyas issue and make it clear even to the Supreme Court that it wouldn’t budge an inch from its stand of not allowing the illegally residing Rohingyas to do whatever they want to.
Ever since the fight between the Rohingyas and the Myanmar denizens, led primarily by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and firebrand Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu gained international recognition, the self proclaimed caretakers of human rights like UNHRC, Amnesty International, NHRC and the liberal intellectuals [which ironically include the alleged masterminds of 9/11 attacks, Saudi Arabia as well] decided to side with the ‘poor and innocent’ Rohingyas, whom they wanted to portray to the other nations as victims of a dictatorial and fascist rule, hell bent on eliminating these poor souls.
They would shamelessly duct tape themselves when real atrocities like the ones meted out to the Kurds in Syria and Iraq, Balochs and POK residents in Pakistan and Kashmiri Sanatanis in India, but would howl and bawl over a scratch to the perpetrators of the same. They go mum on the rapid Islamization of European nations such as Sweden, UK, Germany, France etc., but wouldn’t waste a moment in declaring a person, who was only protecting his country from such monsters, as ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror.’[Oh, we heard this before in India itself, didn’t we?] But this time, these folks messed with the wrong nation, and certainly without doubt, with the wrong government at the wrong time.
India is no more the country, which welcomed ‘refugees’ at the altar of the sacrifice of its own citizens. Besides, this time, the government is of NDA, and not UPA, who happily provided shelter and safe escape to dreaded terrorists, while they accused their own soldiers and cops of giving wind to ‘Hindu Terror’, a myth finally broken after a long haul of 9 years.
Having declared their intentions outright, the Central Government, in an affidavit issued to the Supreme Court, made it clear that Rohingya community are not any refugees, that they should be bestowed with any privilege. The government’s 15-page affidavit was filed in the Supreme Court in response to a petition by two Rohingya refugees who have challenged the Centre’s proposed move to deport them.
To quote them, “………As evident from the constitutional guarantee flowing from Article 19 of the Constitution, the right to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India as well as right to move freely throughout the territory of India is available only to the citizens of India… No illegal immigrant can pray for a writ of this Court which directly or indirectly confers the fundamental rights in general…
………..It is submitted that continuance of Rohingyas’ illegal immigration into India and their continued stay in India, apart from being absolutely illegal, is found to be having serious national security ramifications and has serious security threats,” it said.
The bold statement that surprised one and all, including the incumbent bench of the Supreme Court, with respect to the case, was as follows:-
“……………Any indulgence shown by the highest court of the country would encourage the illegal influx of illegal migrants into our country and thereby deprive the citizens of India of their fundamental and basic human rights…………………”
This, in itself, is an extremely bold step that the Central Government took. Being increasingly perceived as anti Hindu and anti Indian, this stance against the Rohingyas has completely turned the tables on the opposition, who are now at the end of their wits, clueless on the next move. Besides, given that the Central Government was left embarrassed for not standing up vociferously against the decisions of the Supreme Court, be it their arbitrary decision of regulating the Dahi Handi festival, or even refusing to hear the pleas of the oppressed Kashmiri Pandits, this is perhaps a chance of redemption for the Central government, who has now decided to tackle the problem of Rohingyas head on.
It’s not easy to determine as to how many Rohingyas are taking refuge in India as of now. UN figures estimate at a laughable 16000, which is certainly not the case. In Jammu alone, more than 40000 Rohingyas reside illegally. It’s ironic that a state, which refuses to allow the native Kashmiri Pandits to resettle in their own homes, citing the obsolete provision of Article 35A, which doesn’t allow an Indian to reside in his / her own land, i.e. Kashmir Valley, if evicted once, is now giving infinite patronage and shelter to Rohingyas, who are notorious for their lust and penchant for crimes. Is Kashmir Valley reserved only for such people?
In such a case, if India wants to clean the muck and make itself immune to the threats of Islamic imperialism, what’s the harm? Is self defence a crime? It might be so for some lawyers like Fali Nariman, Colin Gonsalves, Kapil Sibal, Prashant Bhushan etc., but not for the rest of India, and certainly not for the current Indian government, who won’t hesitate in switching their gears to offensive, in the interests of the nation. Besides, now that Myanmar is ready to take back most of them, why should India keep the uninvited guests? Have we forgotten how some of them overstayed for more than 150 years?
Press Trust of India