Rohingya Muslims in Jammu under threat by traders’ association

According to news reports, Indian government plans to deport Rohingya Muslims who belong to Myanmar mostly living in Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu region. They have entered into the Jammu and Kashmir state illegally through either Indo-Bangladesh border, Indo-Myanmar border or travelling through the Bay of Bengal. There are about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of the country.

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A Rohingya Muslim woman reacts to camera at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jammu. According to news reports, Indian government plans to deport Rohingya Muslims who belong to Myanmar mostly living in Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu region. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim woman reacts to camera at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jammu. According to news reports, Indian government plans to deport Rohingya Muslims who belong to Myanmar mostly living in Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu region. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslim children from Myanmar look on as they play at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jammu. They have entered into the Jammu and Kashmir state illegally through either Indo-Bangladesh border, Indo-Myanmar border or travelling through the Bay of Bengal. There are about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of the country. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslim children from Myanmar look on as they play at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jammu. They have entered into the Jammu and Kashmir state illegally through either Indo-Bangladesh border, Indo-Myanmar border or travelling through the Bay of Bengal. There are about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of the country. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim boy studies at a Madrasa at a refugee camp. The attack on a Rohingya Muslim on Monday amid threats by pro-Jammu outfits brings to fore the pent-up anger against the migrant community from Myanmar that has taken shelter in the Hindu-dominated city. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim boy studies at a Madrasa at a refugee camp. The attack on a Rohingya Muslim on Monday amid threats by pro-Jammu outfits brings to fore the pent-up anger against the migrant community from Myanmar that has taken shelter in the Hindu-dominated city. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslim girls study at a Madrasa in the refugee camp. On Monday evening, five masked men abused and assaulted Karim Ullah, 38, in the slum at Bohri, where 50-odd Rohingya families are settled. Police registered a first information report against the attackers but added that one migrant was targeted and there was no damage to property. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslim girls study at a Madrasa in the refugee camp. On Monday evening, five masked men abused and assaulted Karim Ullah, 38, in the slum at Bohri, where 50-odd Rohingya families are settled. Police registered a first information report against the attackers but added that one migrant was targeted and there was no damage to property. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslim girls wait for their teacher outside the Madrasa. The attack comes three days after the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) issued a statement, announcing that it will “identify and kill” Rohingyas in Jammu if the government fails to deport them to Myanmar and Bangladesh within a month. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslim girls wait for their teacher outside the Madrasa. The attack comes three days after the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) issued a statement, announcing that it will “identify and kill” Rohingyas in Jammu if the government fails to deport them to Myanmar and Bangladesh within a month. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslim children busy in their studies in Madrasa at a refugee camp. Following criticism, the chamber claimed that its statement was “misconstrued by anti-national elements and all it wanted was to kill the issue”. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslim children busy in their studies in Madrasa at a refugee camp. Following criticism, the chamber claimed that its statement was “misconstrued by anti-national elements and all it wanted was to kill the issue”. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslim girls reacts to camera as they wait for their teacher outside the Madrasa. The Rohingya Muslim migrants are a stateless ethnic group persecuted by Myanmar’s Buddhist majority. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslim girls reacts to camera as they wait for their teacher outside the Madrasa. The Rohingya Muslim migrants are a stateless ethnic group persecuted by Myanmar’s Buddhist majority. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim girl cleaning the outer part of Madrasa. They were forced out since a bloody crackdown by the army in their home state of Rakhine in the 1980s. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim girl cleaning the outer part of Madrasa. They were forced out since a bloody crackdown by the army in their home state of Rakhine in the 1980s. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim girl reacts to camera at a refugee camp. Being a Muslim majority state, the Rohingyas were brought by their guides to settle down in J&K more than 15 years ago. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim girl reacts to camera at a refugee camp. Being a Muslim majority state, the Rohingyas were brought by their guides to settle down in J&K more than 15 years ago. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A hoarding displayed by National Panthers party against Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu. They stayed in Jammu and Samba but didn’t go to Kashmir. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A hoarding displayed by National Panthers party against Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu. They stayed in Jammu and Samba but didn’t go to Kashmir. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslims work at a refugee camp. Jammu’s geographical proximity to Pakistan is seen as a convenient transit route. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslims work at a refugee camp. Jammu’s geographical proximity to Pakistan is seen as a convenient transit route. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim along with his daughter peeps from a damaged door at a refugee camp. J&K has several charities that help the Rohingya Muslims.13,400 Myanmarese and Bangladeshi migrants are living in camps in Jammu and Samba. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim along with his daughter peeps from a damaged door at a refugee camp. J&K has several charities that help the Rohingya Muslims.13,400 Myanmarese and Bangladeshi migrants are living in camps in Jammu and Samba. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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An old Rohingya Muslim woman stands at the entrance of her temporary shed at a refugee camp. Bathindi Ka Plot is home to the highest number of Rohingya migrants — 686 in all. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

An old Rohingya Muslim woman stands at the entrance of her temporary shed at a refugee camp. Bathindi Ka Plot is home to the highest number of Rohingya migrants — 686 in all. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim sitting outside his temporary shed at a refugee camp. Pro-Jammu outfits see their settlement as a sinister design to alter the demography of the Hindu-dominated region. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim sitting outside his temporary shed at a refugee camp. Pro-Jammu outfits see their settlement as a sinister design to alter the demography of the Hindu-dominated region. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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Rohingya Muslim children playing on a cart at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jammu. Security forces see the Rohingya population as a potential threat in the militancy-hit state close to a hostile neighbour. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Rohingya Muslim children playing on a cart at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jammu. Security forces see the Rohingya population as a potential threat in the militancy-hit state close to a hostile neighbour. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim child playing at a refugee camp. Union home minister Rajnath Singh has sought a report from the state government over the influx of the illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim child playing at a refugee camp. Union home minister Rajnath Singh has sought a report from the state government over the influx of the illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim child eats his meal at a refugee camp. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim child eats his meal at a refugee camp. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A Rohingya Muslim woman seen along with her child at a refugee camp. The state and central governments are exploring ways to deport Rohingya Muslims from the state. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Rohingya Muslim woman seen along with her child at a refugee camp. The state and central governments are exploring ways to deport Rohingya Muslims from the state. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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