The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the most hotly debated topics currently. A lot of concerns have been raised about the problems posed by the mass influx of Rohingyas in India. They pose a security threat to India and have been indulged in illegal activities such as fraudulent procurement and/or fabrication of Indian identity cards — PAN, voter IDs etc — money laundering, crimes and other anti-national activities.
In the past two days, several terrorist activities have come to light involving Rohingyas. Arakan Rohingya Salvation army, a terrorist group of Rohingya Muslims, attacked patrol team of Assam Rifles along the Indo-Myanmar border. According to a One India report, the Rohingya terrorist group opened fire to push back the patrol team of Assam Rifles so that terror camps could be set up on the Indian side of the border.
In another shocking incident, two operatives belonging to Jamaat-ul-Mujhahideen were arrested near Delhi. They were planning to carry out a major attack in Delhi. According to a One India report, they were also trying to activate a module consisting of Rohingya Muslims in Delhi.
According to Intelligence Bureau, ARSA with the help of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, is trying to establish modules in India. The Rohingyas have been directed to target North Eastern states as well as high-profile cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Lashkar-e-Tayiba, JMB, SIMI and ISI all are working in tandem to carry out major terror strikes against India and are getting in touch with Rohingyas for this purpose.
In the month of May, Amnesty International published a report of massacre carried out by ARSA. According to their report, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the force which is praised as the resistance wing of the Rohingyas, had carried out a planned massacre on Hindu villages, killing 99 Hindu men, women and children. The massacres of Hindu and Buddhist villages in the Rakhine province at the hands of the Rohingya militia has often been sidelined and even denied by the ‘liberal’ world and Indian media. There have been multiple accusations levied on ARSA and other factions from the Rohingya population for carrying out planned killings of the minorities in their region of dominance.
In October 2016 ARSA (previously known as Harkatul Yakeen), attacked 3 police outposts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung areas in Myanmar and killed 9 police officers. Rohingyas have proven links with terror factions. Rohingya insurgent groups like Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), Arakan Rohingya Nationalist Organization (ARNO), Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO), etc. have active links with many global terrorist groups including the Al Qaeda, Taliban, LeT, JeM and even the Hijbul Mujahidin of Kashmir. In 2002, a video surfaced which showed a group of Rohingya Muslims receiving training in Taliban camps in Afghanistan.
Indian security agencies like NIA and NSA have made some serious discoveries, which reveal that Rohingya Muslims can be a potential threat.
In December 2016, Maulana Abdul Kuddus, the leader of a Rohingya militant group Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Arkana (HuJI-A) met with LeT co-founder and Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed to collaborate a full-fledged jihad movement in Indo-Myanmar border and Thailand-Myanmar border. ISI and Pakistani Taliban are also supporting this movement by funding and setting up huge terror-camps in Marisot in Thailand-Myanmar border. Maulana Abdul Kuddus also has close links with Pakistani Taliban.
Earlier in October 2016, reports resurfaced that a Rohingya terrorist group called Aqa Mul Mujahidin (AMM) had links with LeT and JeM outfits active in Jammu and Kashmir. AMM is an offshoot of HuJi-A and its leaders were trained in Pakistan.
On June 1 2017, Hafiz Saeed urged the Rohingya Muslims to join his jihad movement to wage war against India for supporting Myanmar’s stand on Rohingya issue. The LeT is recruiting Rohingyas to offer them help in seeking revenge against the Buddhists of Myanmar.
On September 17 2017, the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested an Al Qaeda operative who was given responsibility to set up a terror module in eastern India to recruit Rohingya Muslims to fight the Myanmar army. Al Qaeda had been attempting to recruit Rohingya Muslims since 2013, when the Rohingyas started fleeing Myanmar during the military crackdown.
Despite many reports of IB that Rohingyas are a massive security threat to India, pseudo seculars and liberals have gone about demanding the centre to provide them with a home and other necessities, without realizing the toll it would take on the authorities and the demographics of the area where Rohingyas are resettled. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been at the forefront of the faction demanding that Rohingyas be resettled in West Bengal, while Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has supported the settlement of Rohingyas in winter capital Jammu.
However, centre has made it very clear that Rohingyas will not be allowed to stay in India and will be sent back. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju had said that, Rohingyas are illegal settlers and hence there is no question of their staying in India. Home Ministry has instructed all state governments to make necessary arrangements to send Rohingyas back. The deportation process must start immediately and every last Rohingya must be sent back.