Centre tightens noose against Rohingya; asks states to collect biometric data

New Delhi: Tightening noose against Rohingya Muslims residing in the country, the central government has ordered the state governments to prepare new data. They will have to reveal through which agent they have reached Delhi. They will have to inform the government if they have any relatives in India.

Intensifying its drive against Rohingya, Centre has asked states to collect biometric information about Rohingya refugees in India. This was informed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier this month.
“The states have been asked to identify them and collect their biometrics. After that they will send a report to the Centre”, said Singh. For this state governments will be provided with adequate central forces if required.

States have been told to identify them (Rohingyas). They have to take their biometrics also. After that they’ll send report to the Centre. Then Central govt will initiate action through diplomatic channels with Myanmar&then we will get it resolved: HM Rajnath Singh on Rohingyas

Myanmar government has sent a 4-page form and asked the Indian government to furnish details regarding Rohingya according to the form. The form has been sent to the states. According to the information possessed by the central government, 40000 Rohingya Muslims are presently staying in the country.