Syed Junaid Hashmi


Intensifying the campaign against the Rohingya Refugees and Bangladeshis living in Jammu, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Friday threatened to launch “Identify and Kill” campaign against them to force them to leave Jammu and other areas of the state where they are living temporarily.

We are giving one month time to the state government to act against these foreigners but nothing substantial is being done. We are warning the state government as well as central government to act against these Rohingyas who have been thrown out by their own countries. District administration has taken certain steps but we feel they are not sufficient, said Rakesh Gupta, President of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) in an urgently called press conference.

Rakesh Gupta, President of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) addressing media in Jammu

He added “we are giving this last warning to the state as well as central government to remove these Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from the state. This requires political will. If this is not done, we would be left with no option but to launch a movement “Identify and Kill” against foreign settlers who are criminals across the state. It would not be an offence if they are unrolled to death (Maut kye ghaat utaray gain) since they are not citizens of this state.”

Gupta said that they would be doing it as part of their corporate social responsibility. “We have been assured by all the social, religious and political organizations of their complete support in this regard.

Neither the government of Jammu & Kashmir is signatory to any United Nation’s neither treaty nor Article 370 allows illegal Foreign settlers for any permanent settlement in the state. We won’t let them survive here on our land,” said Rakesh Gupta. He added that the owners on whose land these foreign settlers are living should be booked under PSA.

Without presenting any evidence, Gupta said that these Rohingyas have been selling drugs. “They are selling drugs besides being involved in various anti-national activities,” added Gupta. When asked about his close door meeting with a BJP MLC prior to holding this press conference, Gupta said “We do not believe in close door meetings. We say everything in open. We do not believe in saying anything behind the closed doors. We clearly believe that this is the biggest threat perception.”

“There should be no double standards on foreign settlers. If that is not possible, then it is better to divide the state,” added Gupta. Regarding the demography change, Gupta said that if someone from Kashmir comes to Jammu or vice-versa, this is no demography change. “But if someone from outside the state comes to Jammu and settles here, demography change is bound to happen,” Gupta said in his first elaborate and detailed press conference.



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