Ahead of Telangana assembly elections, the BJP has alleged that a number of Rohingyas have been added to the voters’ list in 15 constituencies of Hyderabad. The party has termed it as the conspiracy of TRS and AIMIM.
A three-member delegation of the party, comprising Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, party general secretary Arun Singh and BJP’s national media head Anil Baluni met top Election Commission officials and submitted a memorandum in this regard and also demanded probe in the matter. According to an Indian Express report, the BJP also demanded that electoral rolls of 15 Assembly constituencies in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation be “rectified” before the state assembly elections which are scheduled to be held on 7 December.
The BJP in its memorandum said to the EC said, “The registration of Rohingya Muslims as voters is a clear violation of laws of the land. The Election Commission may institute a special investigation team to probe the matter.” The fact that Rohingyas have made it to the electoral list in Telangana is a matter of grave concern.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Zone) Ambar Kishore Jha told Mirror, “There are no complaints of Rohingyas obtaining voter ID cards in the recent days. There were two cases in the past and they are being probed into after the culprits were arrested.”
The allegations levelled by the BJP are not without any merit. According to a Times of India report, nearly 190 names of suspected Rohingyas have appeared in the voters’ list. A senior official of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation said, “We have received the list from the Election Commission with nearly 190 names of Rohingyas living in Telangana to be verified. We have sent the list to Returning Officers (RO) and Assistant ROs to verify.” He further added, “We have so far deleted 25 names from the voters’ list. The process is going on. Balance will be done before the second supplement list of voters comes.”
Without the help and assistance of our own people, politicians and NGOs doing such a thing is impossible. An entire network of scamsters has been providing forged identity documents for the Rohingyas after they enter the country illegally.
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 supported the settlement of Rohingyas in winter capital Jammu. All this is for cheap vote bank politics.
Rohingyas pose a security threat to India and as they indulge in illegal activities such as fraudulent procurement and/or fabrication of Indian identity cards — PAN, voter IDs etc — money laundering, violent crimes, and other anti-national activities. Their presence in the nation is a perennial threat to each and every one of us.