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7 Rohingya to be deported to Myanmar

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, Oct 3 - Following the approval, confirmation of the nationality and sanction of the necessary travel permit by the Myanmar authorities in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs Government of India, the Home and Political Department of the State Government made arrangements for the repatriation of seven Rohingya detained at the Silchar Central Jail.

Accordingly, the seven nationals were taken out of the jail campus today morning under heavy security cover.

According to highly placed official sources, the seven Rohingya will be taken to Moreh in Manipur along the Indo-Myanmar border from where they would be deported back to their country tomorrow. The seven detainees have been identified as Mohammad Jamal Hussain, Mohammad Maqbul Khan, Mohammad Inus, Mohammad Sabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Rahimuddin and Mohammad Salam, all between age group of 26-36 and residents of the Kaito and Faida districts of the neighbouring country had entered India illegally through the Indo-Bangla border.

It may be mentioned that the Cachar district administration had earlier written to the Government of Assam Home and Political Department to initiate repatriation process of around 100 foreign nationals including the Myanmar nationals detained in the Silchar Central Jail.

Meanwhile, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan said �the District administration is not even in the loop about the matter. However, the repatriation of Myanmar nationals has been taken up between Governments of India and Myanmar and the Myanmar authorities have accepted and asked for their movement and the process will be conducted accordingly.�

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