No immediate apprehension of Rohingya's have been reported until now: ADG BSF
ANI | Updated: Sep 21, 2017 04:47 IST
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 21 (ANI): Additional Director General (ADG) of Border Security Force (BSF) Eastern Command R.P. Singh on Thursday said that the security forces have sealed the entire Indo-Bangladesh border of 4 thousand and 96 kilometers long and had no problems so far.
Singh asserted no immediate apprehensions have happened this year.
"We have as such kept our vigil apprehending that people might try to cross over, as this is case and we have alerted our troops and mobilized our sources, deploring them meaningfully. We have had no problem so far. We have fully sealed the border of entire Indo-Bangladesh border of 4 thousand and 96 kms long and we have had no problems so far," he told the media.
"We have redeployed our assets depending on the threat perception and all. The border is sacrosanct and if one does not have the passport he cannot cross the border, be it Rohingya's, Bangladeshi, or anyone else. No immediate apprehension have taken place this year this year. Historically, like in 2013, 98 people were captured and in 2014, 18-20 people were captured. There have been people captured in the past but we have no apprehensions for this year," he added.
Singh also assured that the BSF are guarding the whole border with promptness. There has been problem so far and I hope there will none in the future also.
"We are guarding the whole border with promptness. There has been problem so far and I hope there will none in the future also. We have 85 thousand of force, which is guarding the whole Indo-Bangladesh border, which is enough," he said.
However, the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights yesterday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Centre's notification seeking deportation of Rohingyas.
The learned Counsel Kalyan Bandyopadhyay is representing the Commission.
Earlier, India had announced that it plans to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees living illegally in India.
The Commission dubbed the above mentioned notification of the Central Government as not only inhuman but anti-human also.
The Commission also asserted that, "Rohingyas are being systematically tortured and killed in Burma. The United Nation referred them as the most persecuted community in the world."
"In this situation deporting the Rohingya children and their mothers staying in different shelter- homes and correctional homes of West Bengal means to throw them into the jaws of death," it added.
Rohingyas are being denied citizenship in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots that date back centuries.(ANI)