13,755 foreigners settled in Jammu: Govt
Published on January 12, 2017

13,755 foreigners settled in Jammu: Govt

13,755 foreigners settled in Jammu: Govt

Jammu, Jan 11: Over 13,700 foreigners, including Tibetans and Rohingyas Muslims from Myanmar, are settled in Jammu and Kashmir where the population of foreign nationals has increased by over 6,000 from 2008 to 2016.

As on January 06, 322 foreigners besides 13,433 Burmese and Tibetans are staying in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to a question by BJP MLA Rajesh Gupta in the Legislative Assembly.

While 7,093 foreigners were staying in the state in 2008, the number increased to 12,560 in 2014 and 13,755 in 2016, she informed.

Of these 5,743 people are Burmese nationals (Rohingyas), 7,690 people are Tibetans and 322 are other foreigners, she said.

She said the foreign nationals have entered Jammu and Kashmir on their own. They are settled in Jammu and Samba district.

"No Rohingyas has been found involved in militancy-related incidents. Seventeen FIRs have been registered against 38 Rohingyas for various offences, including those relating to illegal border crossings," she said. 

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