National Conference working president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the union govt’s stand that Rohingya Muslims were a security threat is a post-2014 development.
“This threat, at least in J&K, is a post-2014 development. No such intelligence reports ever came up for discussion in Unified HQ meetings,” Omar tweeted after the union govt told the Supreme Court the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in India and their continuous stay posed a “security threat”.
Earlier in the day, union govt told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in the country and their continuous stay posed “serious national security ramifications”.
The govt’s affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees cannot invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to enforce the right.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are living in Jammu and Kashmir from past many years.