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Detained Rohingya Woman Dies Of COVID In Jammu Detention Camp; 53 Test Positive

Ishfaq-ul-Hassan | India Tomorrow

SRINAGAR—Tragedy struck Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim refugees when a 60-year-old detained woman died of post-COVID complications at a detention center in the Kathua district of Jammu.

Begum Noor Aisha was among 53 internees who tested positive during a special screening camp on May 25. Aisha was comorbid and suffering from a heart ailment. 

On May 31, she was shifted to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Kathua from the detention center aka holding center after her condition worsened.

She later tested negative but suffered from post-COVID complications. Later she suffered a massive heart attack and died in the hospital.

On March 6, Jammu and Kashmir government launched a massive drive against Rohingyas and shifted 200 people to the Hira Nagar sub-jail which was designated as a holding center. 

Figures reveal that more than 5,000 Rohingya refugees are living in different parts of Jammu. Data available reveal there are 1,219 Rohingya families comprising 5,107 members staying in the Jammu district.

Official figures reveal many as 14 Rohingya Muslims who are living as refugees in Jammu, have married the locals. Information provided in the Legislative Assembly recently revealed that J&K is playing host to as many as 13384 foreigners including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas.

Ladakh region, Jammu and Samba districts are the main areas where the foreigners, mostly Tibetan Refugees live.  Ten of these refugees are being held in jails under PSA and three of them are facing trial.

Figures reveal that around 36,000 Rohingyas are living in different parts of the country after they fled the persecution in Myanmar.

Last year, Rachakonda Police said a total of 4835 Rohingyas were residing in Hyderabad.

Police said they have recorded biometric details of 4561 Rohingyas. The details of 274 Rohingyas are still pending. Police a total of 65 cases has been registered against Rohingyas in Hyderabad. They include two cases against Bangladeshi immigrants. So far police have arrested 135 members of Rohingyas. In one case, a person has been sentenced to 2 years. In another, a person has been sentenced to one year for arranging fake documents. In a separate case, a person has been sentenced to six months in jail for theft.

Rohingyas settlement has become a major issue during Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls after the BJP Telangana chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar said that they will conduct a ‘surgical strike’ in the old city to banish illegal immigrants and Pakistanis. Later, the Union Minister textile Smriti Irani said AIMIM has written to the centre for the inclusion of Rohingyas in the voter list.

Rohingya refugees are living in India based on refugee cards issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which are legitimate identification cards that are valid across the world.

 Rohingya Muslim refugees, who are from Myanmar, were in fact allowed to settle in Hyderabad and other cities by the central government about a decade ago.

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