Jammu, Feb 20 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) supremo Bhim Singh today demanded early deportation of foreigners, including Rohingya and Bangladeshis, illegally settled in the winter capital of the state. Also Read - Prove Corruption Charges or Face Criminal Defamation Suit, Narayanasamy Hits Back at Amit Shah

“The presence of these foreign nationals especially in the municipal limits of Jammu is posing a threat to peace in the region. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) should make their stand (regarding deportation) clear,” he told reporters here. Also Read - BJP Will Grant Citizenship To Refugees Under CAA After Vaccination Drive Ends, Says Amit Shah in Bengal

Singh said, “My statement is neither linked to politics nor against any religion or community. It is for our rights, justice and peace for which the people of the state have rendered huge sacrifices.” The JKNPP leader said the people would not allow settlement of foreigners on their soil and “it is better that these people are deported from here.” Accusing the ruling PDP-BJP coalition, of maintaining “deliberate silence” on the issue and misleading the people by giving wrong figures about the number of these illegal settlers, he said, “The number of Bangladeshi and Myanmarese in the city is over 23,000, while the government is claiming that they are only 5,000 thus misleading the public.” Also Read - PuBG, TikTok Among 266 Mobile Applications Banned By Centre Since June 2020, Informs Home Ministry

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