The intelligence officials have sent a confidential letter to the Railway Divisional Security commissioners in Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad informing them about the mass movement of Rohingya immigrants from northeast states of the country to southern states through several long-distance trains.
According to the reports, the Railway boards after receiving the letter has directed RPF units across all the divisions to watch out for any movements of Rohingyas towards the southern states. The RPF officers have been instructed to find the Rohingya immigrants and hand over them to the local police, as they are considered to be a security risk.
The confidential report has listed the details of 14 trains travelling from the Eastern and North-East regions like West Bengal and Assam to the southern states. Reportedly, all these trains run on popularly routes also known as the migrant corridor where a lot of migrant labourers from like eastern states travel to the southern state in search of work.
“All Rohingyas are travelling in groups along with their families. Officers and staff under your control may be sensitized about their movement. If they are found in trains, they may be handed over to the police having jurisdiction for further action. Action taken report may be sent to this office at the earliest for the perusal of the PCSC,” the letter, signed by P Sethu Madhavan from the office of the Principal Chief Security Commissioner of the RPF said.
Rohingyas are an ethnic Muslim minority people living in the Rakhine province of Myanmar. It has been reported that several Rohingyas have been entered inside the country after an alleged onslaught by the Myanmar Army.
According to the Central government, the Rohingyas could pose a security threat. It has said that the Rohingyas are easily vulnerable to radicalization and may also involve in the illegal activities in the country. There are more than 40,000 illegal Rohingyas settled across India from Jammu to Bengal.
Recently, we had also reported that how few Rohingya immigrants had been arrested in Hyderabad for obtaining Aadhaar cards, passports, PAN cards, drivers’ license, voter ID and opening bank accounts claiming to be Indian nationals.