The Centre in its affidavit to the apex court termed Rohingya refugees and their stay as ‘illegal’ and said they pose severe threat to national security, on Monday. The apex court said that it will now hear Rohingya Muslims matter on 3 October at 2 pm.
“The total number of such illegal immigrants into our country would be more than 40,000 approximately as on date,” said the Centre. “As far as Rohingyas are concerned they claimed to have entered from Myanmar using porous border between India and Myanmar,” it added.
The government said it has inputs from security agencies indicating links of some unauthorised Rohingyas with Pakistan terror groups. Some Rohingyas were indulging in anti national activities or mobilisation of funds through hundi/hawala channels, it said.
The Centre suggested that the Court may refuse interference leaving on Centre to exercise necessary executive function through policy decision.