Jammu13000 ‘illegal’ foreigners find safe haven in Jammu, Ladakh

13000 ‘illegal’ foreigners find safe haven in Jammu, Ladakh

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NL Correspondent

Srinagar: Government on Friday said that more than 13000 foreigners from different countries of the are presently camping in the Jammu and state without terming their stay illegal.

In a written reply to a query in the Legislative Council (LA) Minister Incharge Home, Mehbooba Mufti said that as many as 13384 foreigners are presently camping in the state; majorly in Jammu and divisions from countries like Burma and Bangladesh. No mention has however been made of the Kashmir division.

Divulging the further details about the number and location of camping in these districts, the written reply stated that the district of and Kargil provide camp to most of these foreigners, followed by Jammu district and then Samba district.

“7664 of these foreigners are currently putting up in Leh and Kargil districts of the state. 5086 are camping in Jammu District and the less of all 634 in Samba district of the state,” it added.

In the districts of Leh and Kargil, there are 32 camping locations. At Choglamsar Group No.1 of this district, 646, the highest number of foreigners are camping, followed by Choglamsar Group No. 2, where 608 are residing, the second highest.

In Jammu district, there are 22 locations of camping. The highest number of the foreigners in this district is 686, camping in Bathindi Ka Plot followed by Malik Market Channi Rama Lower, where about 434, the second highest are putting up.

In Samba District, there are 5 locations of camping; the highest number the foreigners camping here are at Teli Basti Bari Brahamana of this district, where there are about 260 of them, followed by Barjani Talab Bari Brahamana, where there are 175 foreignrs, the second highest, staying.

The written reply further stated that as many as 14 Rohingya Muslims who are living as refugees in J&K, mostly in Jammu, have married locally. Besides 10 of these refugees are being held in jails under PSA and three of them are facing trial.

In a written reply to the question whether certain organizations are trying to radicalize these foreigners especially the Rohingyas staying in Jammu, she said that the government is keeping a tight vigil on them and there are no such reports.

“These foreigners are temporarily putting up in these camps. However, close vigil is being kept on their activities,” it further added.

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